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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Reef on Reef

With the silence and peacefulness of freediving this reef shark (Carcharhinus perezii) swam towards me in what appeared to be slow motion, a quiet, calming and natural interaction with multiple passes made by the shark. Although freediving has its limitations it also has many major advantages, including a reduction in noise encouraging sea life closer to your camera.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Bahamas
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © Annie Guttridge