14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sevengill shark in the kelp forest

This shark swam over to check me out as I was cruising through the kelp forest off of the coast near Santa Barbara, CA. In over 2000 dives in the area this was my first encounter with this species.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Kathryn Davis