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    I was lucky enough to be at Darwin's Arch in the Galapagos when we were swarmed with schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks. Without the use of video lights or strobes it was challenging to shoot straight up but we didn't want to disturb the sharks with flash. Its beautiful to witness nature in its untouched and wild form like this. I hope that increased areas are protected to preserve the life within.
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    What a moment to witness as all of these hammerhead sharks swim right over top of you! The light coming from the surface really adds some drama to this photo as well.

    Ami Vitale
    National Geographic Photographer
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    Date Taken: Nov 7, 2016
    Date Uploaded: Apr 4, 2017
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
    Focal Length: 15 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
    Aperture: f/4
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Kimberly J.
    Categories: Underwater, Nature
    Assignments: Chasing Moments, Epic
    Contests: 2017 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year, 2017 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year