By Kristiana Hall
A marine biologist had the ‘most amazing day’ when he captured rare footage of hundreds of the world’s most sensitive sharks.
Dr Simon Pierce, 39, filmed the school of hammerheads in the Galapagos National Park with a remote camera so he did not disturb the shy creatures.
The photos and videos were taken at one of the world’s most remote scuba diving locations, Darwin Island in the far north of the Galapagos Island.
Simon, from New Plymouth in New Zealand, said: “Seeing the hammerheads was one of the most amazing days of my life.
“I became a marine biologist to have the opportunity to see some amazing places and animals as a part of my work, and photography is a great way to share them with people.”
Simon explained this footage is rare due to the sharks being shy and they are a globally endangered species.
He said: “This video was captured in an area where no shark fishing is allowed.
“This is what a healthy marine protected area can look like.
“People often ask me how I stay positive when there are so many marine conservation challenges out there.
“Sites like this show all of us what can be achieved when we work together to protect our ocean wilderness.”
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