brianskerry Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
An Oceanic Whitetip Shark and Marine Biologist swim in the clear, open waters of the Bahamas. This species of shark was once the ‘most abundant large animal on Earth,’ but today is on the verge of extinction. In the years between 1995 and 2010 alone, their numbers declined 93% due to anthropogenic hunting of their fins. These fins are often eaten by humans in the form of shark fin soup. The Bahamas remain one of the few places on earth where these animals can still be found.

Check out the August 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeo) to learn more about these incredible pelagic ocean animals.

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. An Oceanic Whitetip Shark and Marine Biologist swim in the clear, open waters of the Bahamas. This species of shark was once the ‘most abundant large animal on Earth,’ but today is on the verge of extinction. In the years between 1995 and 2010 alone, their numbers declined 93% due to anthropogenic hunting of their fins. These fins are often eaten by humans in the form of shark fin soup. The Bahamas remain one of the few places on earth where these animals can still be found. Check out the August 2016 issue of National Geographic Magazine (@NatGeo) to learn more about these incredible pelagic ocean animals. @thephotosociety @natgeocreative #oceanicwhitetip #travelphoto #travel #photographer #underwaterphotography #bahamas #photography #natgeo #nationalgeographic #sharks #savesharks #nature #underwater #caribbean #oceanic #whitetip #photooftheday #conservation #preservation #onassignment #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador #nikonlove

Comments (608)

kinglucianv

kinglucianv, 4 months ago

@say____jal That doesn’t prove anything.

beckah6

beckah6, 4 months ago

Amazing photos!! You are so passionate - Thank you for educating us!

oliviaroseanne98

oliviaroseanne98, 4 months ago

@jameslongbone fuck that wtf

shirinsharma

shirinsharma, 3 months ago

@jjpalano

jjpalano

jjpalano, 3 months ago

@shirinsharma Bahamas?

whowantstobeking

whowantstobeking, 3 months ago

@marianneladrt

marianneladrt

marianneladrt, 3 months ago

@whowantstobeking c'est un requin blanc ??

dendenarief

dendenarief, 3 months ago

@eemarose

whowantstobeking

whowantstobeking, 3 months ago

@marianneladrt requin à pointe blanche

karl1910

karl1910, 3 months ago

Unreal photo @brianskerry Love you’re work love sharks.

missss_foxx

missss_foxx, 2 months ago

why do we humans eat anything and everything!!! what if we get eaten some day by big animals or some species !!???

thamarhs

thamarhs, 2 months ago

@liviacostacoelho pira nessa foto hahahaha

liviacostacoelho

liviacostacoelho, 2 months ago

@thamarhs meu jesus amado!Queria ter uma foto dessa viu!Ia virar um quadro na minha parede toda!hahahaa

thamarhs

thamarhs, 2 months ago

@liviacostacoelho velho dá um cagaço só de ver a foto , imagina estampada no quarto, cruz credo kkkkkkkk

liviacostacoelho

liviacostacoelho, 2 months ago

@thamarhs hahaaha cagaço deve ter dado no cara que tirou a foto!Pq o que apareceu na foto nem viu o que tava rolando

thamarhs

thamarhs, 2 months ago

@liviacostacoelho faz sentido hahahahaha

mbaschmuck

mbaschmuck, 24 days ago

You should post a lemon shark it is my favorite

charlene_marie_

charlene_marie_, 24 days ago

@jeanky_1788

coline.chv

coline.chv, 23 days ago

@lilyprost

bowjung.chz

bowjung.chz, 22 days ago

Awesome picture ever ✨