May 28, 2014

Blacktip Close-Up

Photograph by Imran Ahmad, National Geographic Your Shot

"This blacktip shark was shot in the evening in Aldabra Atoll, Seychelles," writes Imran Ahmad, a member of our Your Shot photo community. "I created a three-point lighting setup to get this shot."

Ahmad’s photo recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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38 comments
Kip Keino
Kip Keino

Not just the cool shark, but the beautiful water.  Love the colors.

Carlos Ravina
Carlos Ravina

Good watching,but still it will attack,either it is hungry or not if you are in the Shark's domain.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Love this so much.      Gold shark!      The water is amazing and so is the beautiful shark.      Wonderful!

Humberto Silva
Humberto Silva

I would say this is a gray reef shark instead of a blacktip...good shot!

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

With all the movement of the water at the top of the frame,the shark is in calm waters giving Imran a perfect shot at it. And making a great portrait all together. An effort worth looking at, so thank you.  j.e.s........

José de Melo
José de Melo

Very nice...Pretty good photos require advanced knowledge on digital cameras. However, it is not difficult to start learning and futurely becoming a master.

Lawrence Sibley
Lawrence Sibley

What as great photo!  The black, gold and silver palette, the amazing patterns and shapes in the water surface, the composition, the incredible clarity, the sense of motion in the water and the shark.  The rich blackness above and below the water surface removes the impression of depth.  My eye reads the water surface as a flat abstract image.  I see what seem like a half dozen tiny mask heads floating near the right end of image of the water surface. 


The shark reads as being in a three dimensional space, with its shadow cast on the sandy bottom.  The shark's eye seems to have just taken notice of the viewer of the photo.  It looks wary and a bit startled.


What a great photo!

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