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Galapagos sharks in the Indian Ocean
March 22, 2014

Atoll Tale

Young Galápagos sharks—found around tropical oceanic reefs worldwide—nose the camera in the lagoon of the Bassas da India atoll. A protected home for the sharks, Bassas is one of two tiny French territories tucked between Madagascar and southern Africa. The other, Île Europa, is a vital breeding area for endangered green turtles.

See more pictures from the April 2014 feature story “A Tale of Two Atolls.”

Thomas Peschak talks about photographing sharks »

Photograph by Thomas Peschak, National Geographic

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