This stunning photo was taken as a blue shark appeared to pursue a diver.
This threatening scene was captured in the Azores’ Archipelago.
Fabrice Guerin, 50, a wildlife photographer from Canada, captured the shot as he and his took to the water to look for big creatures.
Despite their frightening appearance, Fabrice explains that sharks are actually inquisitive and quite retiring animals.
“The world is fascinating because Nature takes precedence over everything,” said Fabrice. “An animal doesn’t lie; it is genuine, and that is why I enjoy it.
“I was there for a report on sperm whales,” he said. “We had been gone for a long amount of time without any sightings, so we decided to return to the harbor.
“We saw a lot of birds on the surface when we were returning. Our local guide suddenly yelled, ‘blue shark!’ so we decided to slide in the water and join them.
“I was underwater and witnessed the shark swimming to the surface quickly, at which point I captured him with a magnificent shearwater on his jaws.
“A few minutes after that, probably due to the aroma of the pray, two more curious blue sharks came over and surrounded us.
“That was the moment I snapped a photo of one of the blue sharks chasing my buddy. It was quite amusing.
“You forget about the environment when you’re captivated by a subject. It’s an honor to be in such beautiful surroundings.”
“With its slender silhouette, big eyes and long nose, blue shark look like a cartoon character. It is very curious and shy, but it is actually real and vulnerable!
“Blue shark is not a threat, but palangre fish have significantly reduced the population by more than 90% in 30 years.
“Unfortunately, I am also a witness to its deterioration: climate change, overfishing, pollution, and poa.c.hing… So much harm we are doing to it.
“The health of our planet is in the hands of human beings, and we require answers, but it’s never simple to establish them. Because the consequences are not immediate, this makes it difficult for us as a species to solve issues like climate change.”