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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Shark Watch

Why white sharks keep coming close to California beaches? The young white sharks stayed in the areas — Dana Point, Huntington Beach, Oxnard, Santa Monica Bay and Ventura — over the summer before working their way down the coast and heading to the Baja Peninsula for the winter. After the winter, some of those young sharks head back to Southern California the next summer. Some do it over and over again.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D800E
Copyright: © Henry Haneda