15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Paradise Lost

Juvenile Galapagos sharks around Boatswain Bird Island, a rock close to Ascension Island, breeding grounds for seabirds like boobies, Ascension frigate birds, Tropical birds, noddies and so on. The water is coloured black sometimes due to the presence of black durguns. Sharks an durgons waiting to scavenge on chicks ending up in the water before they can fly.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Ascension Island, United Kingdom
Camera: NIKON D800
Copyright: © Ellen Cuylaerts