HOOKED

GREY NURSE SHARK

CARCHARIAS TAURUS

Although Australian grey nurse sharks are a protected species, illegal fishing still occurs and accidental capture, both commercially and recreationally, poses a serious threat to their survival. Despite implementation of sanctuary/habitat protection zones, many sharks are consistently caught. Some survive the injuries they sustain, but many don’t.

Montague Island, New South Wales

Nikon D810, Tokina 10–17, 1/160, f/11, ISO 320, Inon Z240 strobes, handheld

by Matt Tworkowski