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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Roaming the ocean alone

Once masters of our oceans, sharks have been decimated at a rhythm of hundreds of millions each year. The Oceanic whitetip shark used to be one of the most abundant species of sharks. Seeing this shark alone in such a big ocean is disheartening. This shot was taken early in the morning when the sun was low. The hue of the water makes for a dramatic effect.

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Date Taken: 12.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Marsa Alam, Egypt
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Copyright: © Michel Labrecque