Silky Sharks in the Pacific Ocean
After reporting on the horrors of shark finning for so long, it's great to get out to the blue waters of the Pacific ocean to shoot some beauty images of live sharks, for a change.
These are silky sharks that like to hang about near industrial 'fish aggregating devices', or FADs, on the high seas of the Pacific ocean.
The fish that swim alongside them are rainbow runners.
Silkys like to swim near the surface.
I found them to be gentle, curious and strangely canine-like in their behaviour.
Swimming near a FAD is not a good place for a shark to be.
Coming to a bowl of soup at a Chinese restaurant near you soon!
ALEX HOFFORD : HONG KONG CHINA PACIFIC OCEAN SILKY SHARK PHOTOGRAPHER