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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Life is tough for a shark

I greatly admire the beauty and strength that a Great Hammerhead Shark can display. They are graceful swimmers who must constantly move to breath. Targeted by humans for their precious dorsal fin, life can be hard for a shark. This female still bares the scars of bites that occur during mating. She was also caught on a fishing line; the hook remains embedded in her jaw.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Bimini Island, Bahamas
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Michel Labrecque