12 Jaw-Dropping Photos of Sharks

New book from photographer Brian Skerry gets up close with the ocean’s greatest predators.

For decades, acclaimed underwater photographer Brian Skerry has braved ocean depths and the jaws of predatory giants to capture the most remarkable photographs of sharks around the world. Skerry’s images and stories encourage a change in attitude toward these top predators, ultimately showing how they are the key to the healthy balance of nature underwater. Discover more of Skerry’s striking photographs and awe-inspiring experiences in Shark, a new book collecting the best of his images.

Even at Tiger Beach, sharks tend to be initially cautions around humans. They approach slowly and often investigate by bumping divers with their noses. As the sharks become acclimated to humans, they become friendlier and visit the area regularly. On any given day, Tiger Beach will have multiple tiger sharks waiting at the bottom. This shark also had its sensitive eyes closed, to protect them from sand and debris on the ocean floor.

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Even at Tiger Beach, sharks tend to be initially cautions around humans. They approach slowly and often investigate by bumping divers with their noses. As the sharks become acclimated to humans, they become friendlier and visit the area regularly. On any given day, Tiger Beach will have multiple tiger sharks waiting at the bottom. This shark also had its sensitive eyes closed, to protect them from sand and debris on the ocean floor.
Photograph by Brian Skerry

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