are Blacktip reef sharks, (Carcharhinus limbatus) and this is the reason why they are hard to capture in shoals.
In French Polynesia this species is very common on many places and divers are happy to see them.

Moorea Island, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean

Canon EOS 5D MK II, 4.0/17-40mm USM, SEACAM Housing, Seaflash, 1/160s, f 10, ISO 100


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I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

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  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful clarity

  • Thank you!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardabout 1 year ago

    Excellent photography , Norbert.

  • Thank you very much, Sheryl.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageabout 1 year ago

    excellent image, great title.
    my best, francis.

  • Thank you very much.

    – Norbert Probst

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47about 1 year ago

    Quicker than lightning, but you managed it! So much precious metal there. A beauty, Norbert,

  • Thank you so much for this compliment!

    – Norbert Probst

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroabout 1 year ago

    wonderful catch!

  • Thank you very much Heloisa.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyabout 1 year ago

    Nature has good quality control. I’ve never seen a specimen that is less than perfect.

  • That’s very true. Especially for sharks! Thank you Gary.

    – Norbert Probst

  • buddybetsy
    buddybetsyabout 1 year ago

    Great capture your making me wanna dive again (smile)…

  • Hopefully! Thank you very much Betsy.

    – Norbert Probst

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkiabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful formation

  • Thank you Hans.

    – Norbert Probst

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderabout 1 year ago

    Outstanding image!!

  • Thank you John!

    – Norbert Probst

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    August 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thank you very much for the feature, Teresa!

    – Norbert Probst

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