Surrounded by Prey

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    Here is a baby black-tip reef shark practicing the art of hunting. He may be the King of the Seas but these tiny silver sprats are teasing him and having fun while practicing the tactics of evading these hunters.

    And I stand under the mid-day sun, for hours and hours, amazed by the tactics these tiny fishes use to stay alive amid bigger and scarier ones such as sharks, trumpet fish, jacks… just to name a few.

    This picture is shot while standing on the jetty of a tiny Maldivian island which is also my work place. When the seas are calm especially in the months of March, April, May, October and November, these little fish will come in to the lagoon in schools of millions. This of course attracts various hunters from the surrounding reef. At every given time you could find around 100 baby sharks around the island. While the sharks chase these fishes, a couple of hungry Herons will wait anxiously on the shoreline.

    For many this would sound a bit scary but in Maldives even the SHARKS are friendly.

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    mshahdy (back after a break), fayid, and 84 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Lígia Candido 80 months ago | reply

      A m a z i n g :O

    2. nhanhauzinha 79 months ago | reply

      So fantastic!!! Great capture, beautiful colors!!!

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    3. Give A Dam 79 months ago | reply

      This world-class image was found in Global Village 2
      Commented with SIC

    4. greengymdog 79 months ago | reply

      This world-class image was found in
      Global Village 2 (post 1 - give a globe to 5)
      great shot

    5. °ºø Jean-Paul™ øº° [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      This world-class image was found in
      Global Village 2 (post 1 - give a globe to 5)

    6. Jago79 79 months ago | reply

      wow fantastic capture

      This world-class image was found in
      Global Village 2 (post 1 - give a globe to 5)

    7. BigBean 79 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      Your out-of-this-world photo has become a legend in Global Village 2,
      and has been awarded this Ticket to the Moon

      Please join your fellow travellers in the Lunar Village,
      and post this photo in the pool up there.

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    8. emagdi 79 months ago | reply

      amazing photo! an instant fav!

    9. careybaird 76 months ago | reply

      I like the photo almost as much as I like the description of your lifestyle - imagine working with this on your doorstep! One day I hope to achieve.

    10. sgbaughn 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called LMN8R, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. sgbaughn 67 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Under the Surface, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    12. DeepDownes 67 months ago | reply

      very very cool shot!

    13. Immo & Els 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Schools of fish, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Photo--Graphy [deleted] 35 months ago | reply

      Great composition ;-)

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