As the sun set, golden sun rays pierced through the surface of the water. It painted a spectacular backdrop for the pelagic silky sharks that came out to hunt. Whereas silky sharks are classified as near-threatened due to shark-finning and bycatch, they are aplenty in the marine sanctuary of Jardines de la Reina, Cuba. I was under a lot of time pressure take the shots. As the window of the golden light shrunk, the boatman hurried me to exit the water. Shark waters can be dangerous on the surface when it gets dark. It was also too dangerous to navigate around shallow reefs to return to the mother boat. Given what time that could be afforded to me, I took a series of pictures of these hunting sharks.
Speed shooting: 1/100
Focal range(mm): 16mm
3 MENCION DE HONOR / HONORABLE MENTION 3