We found this finned Grey Reef Shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) at the end of a dive in middle of a protected area.
The Maldive Tourism board said: “This image for sure is not taken at the Maldives.”
I know, nobody really wants to look at this. But we have to face the sad truth.

Kanuhura Island, Ba Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean

1011 Views, 15.01.2013

Canon EOS-50E, 2.8/20-35mm, 1/60s, f 8-11, Subtronic amphibian flash, settings manual


Passionated, professional photographer since 1992 with worldwide publications in magazines, newspapers, calendars, prospects, advertising, internet and on products.
I am located in Nuremberg, Franconia, Bavaria, Germany, and my heart beats for marine wildlife.

View Full Profile


  • ralph arce
    ralph arceover 5 years ago

    the fiends…

  • macky mcrae
    macky mcraeover 5 years ago

    that’s just sad. poor thing.

  • Jonathan Carre
    Jonathan Carreover 5 years ago

    People will never learn. If you take out an ecosystem’s apex predator the ecosystem changes irrevocably. And us humans are linked to all the other ecosystems on the planet, if they die out, we die out.
    It happened in the UK with wolves, hunted to extinction because farmers lost one or two sheep, now they complain about foxes, which species was keeping the fox numbers under control I wonder.
    We’ll never learn.

  • You’re right. In Germany we have the discussion about the cormorant. Last week the (protected) cormorant was announced as “bird of the year” and all sports fishermen are fighting against this decision…

    – Norbert Probst

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningover 5 years ago

    this is so wrong, thanks for sharing, Paul

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 5 years ago

    So wrong and such a waste ,If the fins were chopped off ,Well you know who to blame for that !

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 5 years ago

    Bravo to you for exposing the senseless slaughter.

  • Janette Rodgers
    Janette Rodgersover 5 years ago

    Thank you for adding that one, but it hurts me to have to look at it. Something needs to be done and soon. Regards Jan

  • edenapper
    edenapperover 5 years ago

    that is very sad to see. who kills whom, perfectly fited this capture.

  • kemal91
    kemal91over 5 years ago

    Thank you for exposing this atrocity. We need more people like you to raise awareness of protecting nature.

  • Kymie
    Kymieover 5 years ago

    I wonder how they would like it if we cut of their arms gggggrrrrr this makes me so angry – knowledge is everything though so I am glad you posted. Such a sad sight to see, breaks my heart :-(

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.