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Close-up with Whitetip Sharks  Fish,Mexico,Shark,Socorro,Triaenodon obesus,Whitetip Reef Shark,Whitetip Shark Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. That's close indeed Albert, in the wild ? Posted 2 years ago
    1. Yea Paul, only dives with Sharks in the wild, not in Aquariums :D
      This one was at Socorro, Mexico and this Whitetip Reef Sharks are harmless to divers.
      Posted 2 years ago
  2. Mind blowing, Albert! Posted 2 years ago
    1. Actually, this resting/sleeping Sharks are rather 'boring' although they do make good close-up pictures.
      They are active at night time to hunt and that's more exciting to watch them :D, saw this during night dives in Cocos Island, Costa Rica.

      I had a lucky encounter with them in Sipadan Island, Malaysia one time when I managed to capture this Whitetip Sharks hunting a Moray Eel, that was definitely mind blowing to me! lol. After one Shark managed to get hold of the Moray Eel, more Sharks came in to steal the catch with Grey Reef Sharks and Giant Trevally coming in for the action too :)
      Posted 2 years ago
  3. Lovely Albert Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks, NattyOne :) Posted 2 years ago

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The whitetip reef shark is a species of requiem shark, in the family Carcharhinidae, and the only member of its genus. A small shark usually not exceeding 1.6 m in length, this species is easily recognizable by its slender body and short but broad head, as well as tubular skin flaps beside the nostrils, oval eyes with vertical pupils, and white-tipped dorsal and caudal fins.

Similar species: Ground Sharks
Species identified by Albert Kang
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Uploaded Jun 5, 2020. Captured Apr 13, 2019 04:18.
  • TG-5
  • f/4.0
  • 1/80s
  • ISO200
  • 7.86mm