brianskerry Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A Shortfin Mako Shark off the coast of New Zealand swims towards the surface in the late afternoon light. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts up to 60mph. Of all shark species they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. 
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. 
Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo.

And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinatinh check,  out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. 
#shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A Shortfin Mako Shark off the coast of New Zealand swims towards the surface in the late afternoon light. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts up to 60mph. Of all shark species they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the increasing global demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable by the IUCN. Learn more about Mako Sharks from the feature story about these impressive animals in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo. And if you like sharks, or simply find these creatures fascinatinh check, out the new book - SHARK - by @BrianSkerry and @NatGeo! Available at the link in my bio or wherever books are sold. #shark #mako #makoshark #underwater #photography #conservation #preservation #underwaterphoto #natgeo #nationalgeographic #follow #onassignment #sharks #savesharks #newzealand #nz #photooftheday #oceanambassador

Comments (193)

just.an.56

just.an.56, 2 months ago

Well that's skerry..

stephdirodz

stephdirodz, 2 months ago

De esas fotos escalofriantes que a @aloliz7 le gustan tanto y a mi me hacen temblar. 😜😂😂

aloliz7

aloliz7, 2 months ago

@stephdirodz QUE FOTO TAN INCREÍBLE GRACIAS POR ERIQUETARME😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

aloliz7

aloliz7, 2 months ago

@stephdirodz el Mako es uno de los más rápidos y más fascinantes del océano aunque mi favorito sea el blanco.

stephdirodz

stephdirodz, 2 months ago

@aloliz7 mira la página del muchacho. Tiene muchas fotos super increibles con tiburones. Yo le temo a los tiburones, pero debo admitir que las fotos son bellas!

aloliz7

aloliz7, 2 months ago

@stephdirodz ME ENCANTAN MUCHAS VECES JAJAJAJA

blossoms_grace

blossoms_grace, 2 months ago

Reminds me of #nirvana Nevermind

margarethyessica525

margarethyessica525, 2 months ago

@brianskerry you're the best ❤

fightsfor.life

fightsfor.life, 2 months ago

Wait did u take tut pic were u by tut shark

awakentozen

awakentozen, 2 months ago

That's a little scary... great shot though

erika.agg

erika.agg, 2 months ago

gigiknya bagush sekali ya @ethaniaagatha @faaniina @nadhiiifa

grizz_stevenson

grizz_stevenson, 28 days ago

@stuart11

pau_yhali

pau_yhali, 27 days ago

Amazing ❤️

angeliaviola

angeliaviola, 27 days ago

@jason.al

adelitaadelt

adelitaadelt, 27 days ago

Crazy teeth

happy_beatle4

happy_beatle4, 22 days ago

Ooooooo-eeeeee.....A bit too close for comfort, wouldn't you say!!!???? SUPER great shot,tho! ( LOVE the big eyes they have)

love_0489

love_0489, 12 days ago

Wow

harsh.makharia_

harsh.makharia_, 7 days ago

😍 Toooooooo close... WoW

jooliafoto

jooliafoto, 5 days ago

Beautiful Pic 🔝