This image was photographed on location at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa courtesy of Shark Diver, Underwater Photographer and Videographer, Long-time Friend, Andrea Kozlovic @ - DISAPPEAR
A lot of people ask me what it’s like to dive with sharks and there are a few words that always come to mind. 💙
Diving with sharks is one of THE most beautiful things I’ve ever experienced, and something I love EVERY dive I do it! This beautiful black tip bumped my camera as she turned sharply and swam away, disappearing into the darkness as quickly and silently as she arrived.
Shot on: Nikon D7200/Tokina 10-17/Ikelite Housing/8inch dome port.
Location: Aliwal Shoal, South Africa.
Diving: Blue Ocean Dive Resort.
The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a species of requiem shark, and part of the family Carcharhinidae. It is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. Genetic analyses have revealed substantial variation within this species, with populations from the western Atlantic Ocean isolated and distinct from those in the rest of its range. The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft).