Grisly Moonrise

Whaler shark

Carcharhinidae

This whaler shark was found washed up on a beach and its jaw was removed. As I watched the lifeless carcass wash around in the gentle swell with a rising full moon behind, it reminded me that sharks are a crucial part of the ecosystem, but face a variety of formidable threats.

Duesbury Beach, Dalmeny, New South Wales 

Nikon D810, Nikon 16–35mm, 30, f/11, ISO 500, tripod, handheld torch

by Justin Gilligan