18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Inside the shark tank at the New York Aquarium

We visited the New York Aquarium on Coney Island in August 2019. As we walked through the darkened room featuring the shark exhibit, it felt like you were underwater swimming with the animals. I had taken a few photos from the back just because I loved the feel of the room, with the low light and bright colors. Then, I saw the woman down front turn her cell phone's flashlight on and I decided to snap a few more shots just to see what happened. I loved the outcome because the extra light adds another element to the already beautiful scene.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Copyright: © Jamie Arthur