17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue shark

A blueshark glides through the clear deep water off Faial island in the Azores. Unfortunately these elegant and beautiful animals are hunted to extinction by Spanish and Portuguese Fishermen. There is no catch quota in the EU and a big demand for shark fins to be exported to Asia.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Portugal
Camera: DMC-GH4
Copyright: © Joerg Blessing