By Lucy Harvey
These incredible photos capture a hungry shark hunt its prey.
The sandbar shark is seen surround thousands of fish off the coast of Waikiki, Hawaii.
Leighton Lum, 32 and who took the pictures with a drone, said sharks have been seen regularly in the bay during the past few months, largely because the water has become cleaner.
The wildlife photographer, who lives in Hawaii, said: “The pandemic has had a positive affect on the oceans; making the water cleaner and clearer and bringing wildlife back into areas that were heavily saturated with human presence.
“These are all sandbar sharks; they are usually a pelagic species not usually spotted in Waikiki, let alone three-foot of water.
“I believe the opportunity to feed undisturbed by people was too great to pass up. Over the course of a month, there has been about six to eight different sharks frequenting the area.
“This occurred right in the shallows in Waikiki. A beach that is normally crowded with tourists and swimmers.
“Since the pandemic, tourism in Hawaii came to a halt and during the state wide lockdowns, beaches were empty.
“This allowed animals to slowly reclaim areas that were previously occupied by humans.”