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Photo: @andy_mann // Over 50 of the largest bull sharks in the world gather on a reef called “shark reef" in Fiji’s pacific harbor and I’m hovering on the bottom with my mind blown. That is one big ball of apex predators. Thanks to the efforts of local dive operations, local operators and Fijian officials, Shark Reef Marine Preserve was established in 2004 and is a forest of its kind in Fijian waters. // I invite fellow ocean lovers to join me @andy_mann to see and hear more about the WILD world of sharks. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo: @andy_mann // A Caribbean reef shark cruises only a few meters off the back deck of “Sharkey’s” a local bar at Hawks Nest Marina on Cat Island, Bahamas. One of the “sharkiest" places I’ve ever visited, this tidal creek fills with up to 6 species of sharks every afternoon with the outgoing tide and the nutrient rich mangrove waters (and fish guts from sport fishermen’s daily catch) flood out to the open waters and bring them all rushing in. It’s a beautiful sight to see so many healthy sharks in one place. // I invite fellow ocean lovers to join me @andy_mann to see and hear more about the WILD world of sharks. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo: @andy_mann // Underwater Photographer and marine biologist, @caine_delacey, dives down and setup a beautiful shot of a large, pregnant oceanic whitetip shark off Cat Island, Bahamas. Free-diving is a great way to get close to marine life and often the interactions are much closer and last longer. It’s a beautiful way to experience the ocean and come away with some great photos. This is part of a five-year project with a team of talented biologists, and support of @moorecharitablefoundation, to track the pregnant females, find where they give birth and ultimately protect those pupping grounds. // I invite fellow ocean lovers to join me @andy_mann to see and hear more about the WILD world of sharks. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two week celebration of sharks! #SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A Great White Shark swims near the surface with an entourage of jacks at dusk in the waters off South Australia. Often portrayed as one-dimensional monsters, these animals in reality are far more complex than once believed. Researchers are slowly beginning to reveal portions of their lives, including annual migrations of thousands of miles, life spans of 70 years and adaptive feeding strategies. In the time ahead, more may be learned about the social behaviors of white sharks as well. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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A Great White Shark breaches the water on the hunt for a seal in South Africa. Who you got in this showdown? . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo by @BrianSkerry | Blacktip sharks, bluefin trevallies and twinspot snappers thrive together in the lagoon at Millennium Island in the Southern Line Islands. This group of islands – located in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean – remains as one of the world’s most pristine coral reefs and is now protected by the Government of Kiribati thanks to recent conservation efforts. Exploring the underwater habitats in this place was like traveling back in time. There were lots of sharks, a sign that the ecosystem is healthy. To see more ocean wildlife photos and read about my experiences photographing them, follow @BrianSkerry . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Deep into the heart of the shark pack, the Gombessa expedition dives. The Fakarava feeding frenzy is a scientific opportunity like no other. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Sharing is caring - one single prey attracts tens of sharks in Fakarava feeding frenzy. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Follow an international team of scientists in Polynesia as they study a school of 700 sharks at night, when they are most active. 700 Sharks premieres tonight at 9/8c! . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo by @BrianSkerry | A baby lemon shark, about 12” in length swims in foot-deep water within a mangrove in the Bahamas. These shark pups will spend the first 2-3 years of their lives living in mangrove nurseries until they are big enough to compete in the sea. To see more shark photos and read more about my experiences photographing them, follow @BrianSkerry . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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Photo by @BrianSkerry | Close-up view of a Great White Shark in the waters off of South Australia. The largest predatory fish on Earth, the great white can grow to lengths of perhaps 20-feet and weigh well over a ton. Despite being such a large predator, much of its life cycle remains a mystery and researchers are only beginning to understand pieces of the lives of these animals. I photographed my first shark in 1982 and have never lost the sense of wonder I get when seeing these animals underwater. As a photographer, sharks are an ideal subject, representing the perfect blend of grace and power. But a big part of why I photograph them and produce stories about them is to help change perceptions that exist about sharks being villains. I have come to learn that sharks are complex animals, possessing amazing biology. As predators they play a vital role in keeping the ocean and our planet healthy. To see more shark photos and read more about my experiences photographing them, follow @BrianSkerry . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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📸 @filipe_deandrade | “Torpedos with teeth” - Brian Skerry. I can’t think of a better way to describe the shortfin mako shark. They are the fastest sharks in the ocean because, well, their food is fast. On a recent dive with @pelagicsafari in Baja, Mexico I was able to jump in the water with them for the first time. They have a kinetic energy about them that really grabs and holds on to your attention. If you want to appreciate one of the worlds most beautiful sharks in crystal clear water...my recommendation is Baja. . . . Join Nat Geo WILD for a two-week celebration of sharks! SharkFest continues tonight at 8/7c!

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