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Yawning Shark

I am not kidding you. I know that this looks almost cartoonesque, but other than the contrast and the saturation I did not manipulate this image.


One of the gray nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus) at Sydney's magic point yawned right in front of my eyes. I had seen frogfish yawning, but never any sharks. Is this a routine to loosen the yaw muscles? A respiratory effort? I am not sure. Fascinating!


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Taken on March 9, 2013