Tawny Nurse Shark


While on a trip to Talbot Bay I noticed how close these Tawny Nurse Sharks (Nebrius ferrugineus) would approach the boat. Before returning 8 months later, I designed a pole camera to make the best of this photographic opportunity. The split shot contrasts the majestic shark against the landscape of the Kimberley.
Talbot Bay, Buccaneer Archipelago, Kimberley region, Western Australia
Nikon D300, Tokina 10–17mm fisheye lens at 10mm, 1/200, f13, ISO 200, twin Inon 220 strobes, home-designed pole camera

by Shannon Conway, Western Australia