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 (511)

carola_c_d

carola_c_d, 19 days ago

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cubanflor, 19 days ago

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vaitukevicius

vaitukevicius, 19 days ago

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nawellys2681

nawellys2681, 18 days ago

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susanreneebright

susanreneebright, 16 days ago

Ugh. Thank you for being out there helping to bring awareness to the horrors of human kind. Say no to shark fin soup 💙🌎

oana__elena

oana__elena, 15 days ago

@touficdaher

romd13

romd13, 12 days ago

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kagzter

kagzter, 12 days ago

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naijalynn

naijalynn, 11 days ago

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azlimizakaria, 9 days ago

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avi_ahmed_shawon

avi_ahmed_shawon, 8 days ago

Wo

bish010alz

bish010alz, 7 days ago

Amazing 😍

ali_alimohammadi63

ali_alimohammadi63, 6 days ago

It's actually a shame " believing in non-sins

naiaort

naiaort, 3 days ago

Awesome shot! Sad truth. I would like to know: is there any guarantee of safety? Or is it lucky?

naiaort

naiaort, 3 days ago

(I'm asking about the meeting with this enormous shark 😊)

adysuryawan

adysuryawan, 2 days ago

Superb 👍🏻💫👌🏻

bethchan4

bethchan4, 2 days ago

So sad

robin_janowsky

robin_janowsky, 1 day ago

@hannahscl ich verstehe, man sollte nicht vor allen Tieren erstmal Angst haben. Aber wie kann man so ein Bild aufnehmen, ohne sich einzuscheißen?

hannahscl

hannahscl, 1 day ago

@robin_janowsky das sieht irgendwie voll unecht aus 😄 aber ich hab keine Ahnung, da muss man ganz schön abgehärtet sein 😂