SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Zebra shark, Stegostoma fasciatum
Whale shark, Rhincodon typus

STATUSES: ENDANGERED

I have spent years photographing the whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef but never have I had an encounter quite as unique as this. A whale shark accompanied by a zebra shark with the most spectacular spot pattern. Coincidentally, these two spotted sharks are both carpet sharks.

Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia

Nikon D810, Sigma 15mm 1:2.8 EX DG fisheye, 1/160, f/9, ISO 160, Nauticam NA-D810 underwater housing and 6-inch glass dome

by Jess Hadden, Western Australia