An adult Zebra Shark (Stegostoma fasciatum) with a large hook in its mouth swims up and over the photographer. A small Sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) is also seen on the underbelly of the shark,
This shark is often referred locally as a 'Leopard Shark' due to its spots, however the Zebra Shark name comes from the juvenile patterning which consists of large dark stripes.
Image taken in the early morning at 'Barracuda Point' off the coast of Sipidan in Sabah, Malaysia
· Date: Sun November 21, 2004 · Reference ID: /222004_1003_070110AA_1 · Views: 5275 ·