31. Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks

These creatures are almost ghosts. They are quite rare to see and so difficult to get close to that for many of us, getting a fantastic shot is a lifetime endeavor. There are very few places in the world that provide the opportunity to capture a nice image of scalloped hammerhead sharks. Getting the "shot" requires not only great photography skills, but also a lot of diving experience. Hammerheads love stronger current, limited visibility and darker light conditions. Since every single encounter with these shy animals tends to be unique, photographers don't get many opportunities to practice shooting under the same conditions, which means we have to be as prepared as possible for the encounter and make final adjustments to the actual conditions on the fly.              


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