Grey nurse shark, Carcharias taurus
Although Australian grey nurse sharks are a protected species, illegal fishing still occurs and accidental capture, both commercially and recreationally, poses a serious threat to their survival. Despite implementation of sanctuary/habitat protection zones, many sharks are consistently caught. Some survive the injuries they sustain, but many don’t.
Montague Island, New South Wales
Nikon D810, Tokina 10-17, 1/160, f/11, ISO 320, Inon Z240 strobes, handheld