Alex Mustard - Lone Shark

Alex Mustard - Lone Shark

For my first image, I decided pick something from my archive (hereafter I'll choose current photos). Anyway, this photo is one of the rare few (for me) that has both competition success (WPOTY) and has sold strongly as a print and in editorial and advertising. If only they were all like that! It is also an image, that I have often used to represent the plight of sharks, which are fished in many 100,000s each year just for their fins. The lonely shark in this minimalist composition seems more much vulnerable than a classic shark in your face portrait. Not that I was thinking of all that when I shot this!

Location: Walkers Cay, Bahamas

Posted on 28.11.2011
Photo info - 17.03.2006: NIKON D2X, 16 mm, ISO 100, f 11, 1/125 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Atlantic Ocean Bahamas black and white Carcharhinus perezi shark underwater wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Lone Shark

Alex Mustard - Lone Shark

For my first image, I decided pick something from my archive (hereafter I'll choose current photos). Anyway, this photo is one of the rare few (for me) that has both competition success (WPOTY) and has sold strongly as a print and in editorial and advertising. If only they were all like that! It is also an image, that I have often used to represent the plight of sharks, which are fished in many 100,000s each year just for their fins. The lonely shark in this minimalist composition seems more much vulnerable than a classic shark in your face portrait. Not that I was thinking of all that when I shot this!

Location: Walkers Cay, Bahamas

Posted on 28.11.2011
Photo info - 17.03.2006: NIKON D2X, 16 mm, ISO 100, f 11, 1/125 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Atlantic Ocean Bahamas black and white Carcharhinus perezi shark underwater wildlife photography