@Regranned from @natgeo - Photo by @BrianSkerry.
A Mako Shark dives, open-mouthed, at photographer Brian Skerry in the waters off of New Zealand. Makos are one of the fastest fish in the sea, capable of speed bursts up to 60mph. Of all shark species they also have one of the largest brains, relative to body size.
The numbers of Makos have declined worldwide due to overfishing and the demand for shark fins. They are currently listed as vulnerable, but their population continues to spiral downwards.
Learn more about Makos in the August issue of National Geographic Magazine, @NatGeo, which includes a feature story about these impressive animals
Photo by @benlowy
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico | Nov 2015
I just missed it but I thought I would add this beauty to #sharkawarenessday
This is a curious Great White that came in to inspect my cage. Or me.
Too many people are terrified of these creatures, and too many are quick to kill them. But sharks are the ocean's apex predator, without them the oceans would be out of balance and die. And we would follow close behind. . #AlphaUsers