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May 11th, 2015

Behind The Shot: Swimming With Sharks By Tommi Kokkola—Brothers Islands, Red Sea, Egypt

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L, Seacam housing, double Inon Z-240 strobes; 24mm, ISO 320, f/8, 1/200 sec.
Born in Finland, I now live in Taipei, Taiwan, and even though diving is very nice here, there are no longer sharks around as they’ve been fished out for shark fin soup. Environmental protection of seas isn’t sufficient yet, but it’s good to see that the popularity of shark soup is going down due to …
 
March 4th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Oceanic Whitetip” by Brian Skerry – Cat Island, Bahamas

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Underwater photography of an Oceanic Whitetip Shark swims past shark biologist Wes Pratt in the waters off Cat Island in the Bahamas. Diver diving underwater housing
This image shows an oceanic whitetip shark swimming past marine biologist Wes Pratt in the waters off Cat Island in the Bahamas. The oceanic whitetip is a shark species whose stocks have plummeted worldwide in recent times, a species targeted by commercial fisheries for their large fins. Once commonly seen offshore in the Bahamas, I …