Shoebill also known as Whalehead or Shoe-billed Stork, is a very large stork-like bird. It derives its name from its massive shoe-shaped bill. It lives in eastern Africa. It can grow to almost 5 FEET tall!
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.
Most dangerous golf course in the world: Carbrook Golf Club, Brisbane, Australia. 6 bull sharks live in the lake at 14th Hole. Sharks ended up in the lake after a river broke its banks during a major flood. As the waters receded the sharks became stranded in the lake in the Queensland golf course.
Angular Rough sharks (Oxynotus centrina) found in Atlantic waters close to South Africa, these are rare and little known animals. They measures up to only about 60 inches, although most of the specimens found were not bigger than 28cm.It is a species considered vulnerable to extinction, and many say it looks like a bulldog from the sea. Photo: Joanna Franke