Photo by @BrianSkerry A Shortfin Mako Shark in New Zealand swims open-mouthed at photographer Brian Skerry. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of bursts up to 60mph and of all shark species they have one of the largest brains, relative to body size. The numbers of makos have declined worldwide due to over fishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable.
image credit: Jeffrey de Guzman Gentle Shark Tasselled Wobbegong Shark (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. If you are going to Raja Ampat, Indonesia, there is a 90% chance you’ll encounter one of these gentle sharks. I positioned my strobes at 12 and 6 o’clock to get an even lighting from head to tail.