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Winners Photography Awards 2010

White-tip Reef Shark by Sumer Verma

White-tip reef sharks Triaenodon obesus are typically found along the ocean floor in clear, shallow waters surrounding coral reefs. What we see here is a courting group of males crowding a female in the hope of mating with her. White-tips are most active at night and they specialise in attacking bottom-dwelling prey in caves and crevices. This includes octopus, lobsters and crabs. Sharks are threatened across the world, largely because of targetted and non-targetted fishing to supply the demand for shark fin soup.
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