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watching the oceanic whitetip shark, by  serenityphotography
Tags: oceanic whitetip shark, shark, jaws, oceanic whitetip, carcharhinus longimanus, pelagic, underwater, predator, diver, scuba
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watching the oceanic whitetip shark

by serenityphotography
Artist Notes
Oceanic whitetip sharks, Carcharhinus longimanus, are stunning creatures with large, stocky bodies. They are inquisitive, and will approach divers, coming surprisingly close. Sadly their numbers are drastically declining because their large fins are highly valued as the chief ingredient of shark fin soup, and the whitetip faces mounting fishing pressure throughout its range. Taken whilst diving in the Red Sea off Egypt's Sinai Peninsular. See more at
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kent, england
Artist Biography
Born in Dover, England, I became disillusioned with the rat race and began travelling in 1997. On my first round the world trip I discovered a passion for travel, photography and scuba diving. Since then I have spent a total of five years on the road, become a diving instructor and semi-prof ...
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