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Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), Maldives - November 2016

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For a change from my normal British diving I travelled to the Maldives to experience some warm water diving.

This shot is a grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos), one of the common sharks to be seen in the Indo-Pacific.

This shark was seen at a coral reef drop-off at around 28 metres depth. It is a fast-swimming agile predator that feeds on free-swimming fish. It has the typical reef shark shape, with a broad, round snout and large eyes. It is distinguished from similar species by the white-tipped first dorsal fin, the dark tips on the other fins and the black margin on the tail fin.

Olympus EPL-7 with 14-42 mm lens, dual Sea & Sea YS110 strobes