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 (596)

eduardoram220

eduardoram220, 2 months ago

@rocknbananas poor sharks are almost extinct

rocknbananas

rocknbananas, 2 months ago

@eduardoram220 😭😢 .... I must realize my dream of swimming with 🦈 immediately!!!

southeast_shutter

southeast_shutter, 2 months ago

Wow

florida__roots

florida__roots, 2 months ago

@florida_mercy you’d dig this feed if you haven’t seen it already

nelljaaaaa

nelljaaaaa, 2 months ago

@paul.kuknhmer auf Bahamas 😳😨

eemacdonnell

eemacdonnell, 2 months ago

@outtheretocruise

clemson_u_4_me

clemson_u_4_me, 2 months ago

Sickening to hear these numbers...

the.wandering.shepherd

the.wandering.shepherd, 1 month ago

@livmcdonald I've seen a movie about the finning of sharks. Asian countries have a lot to answer for 🙄

livmcdonald

livmcdonald, 1 month ago

@the_w4ndering_shepherd which ones that?

misbatidos

misbatidos, 30 days ago

😢

rebeccasiqueiros

rebeccasiqueiros, 26 days ago

@betharana

betharana

betharana, 26 days ago

@rebeccasiqueiros goals

_murilodeoliveira__

_murilodeoliveira__, 26 days ago

Veryyy crazyyy

hilwaraniaawar

hilwaraniaawar, 26 days ago

It feels like i am one of Disney Artist. And i'm on action now. The shark is staring at me now. What a great pic

kinglucianv

kinglucianv, 26 days ago

@say____jal That doesn’t prove anything.

beckah6

beckah6, 24 days ago

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

oliviaroseanne98

oliviaroseanne98, 22 days ago

@jameslongbone fuck that wtf

shirinsharma

shirinsharma, 2 days ago

@jjpalano

jjpalano

jjpalano, 5 hours ago

@shirinsharma Bahamas?