16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Finned and dried

Juvenile shark carcasses drying in the Sahara desert. Shark fishermen had caught hundreds of sharks off the coast of Mauritania, de-finned them at sea, sold the fins to Chinese boats off-shore and brought the carcasses on-shore to dry for selling in Senegal.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Near Nouakchott, Mauritania
Camera: iPhone 6s
Copyright: © Timothy Bouley