15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Silky Silhouette

Silky sharks are so named for the smooth texture of its skin. With a slender and streamlined body, it patrols the pelagic zone hunting for all kinds of bony fish. In Socorro, Mexico, I had the opportunity to photograph these graceful creatures as they gathered around the scuba divers as we ascended from our dive on evening. I wanted to capture a silhouette that embodies the unique physique and the unassuming nature of these guardians of the sea.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Mok Hoe