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9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness Day

By Marike Lauwrens 4 months ago
Categories Conservation

Happy Shark Awareness Day 2016!

Many marine conservation groups celebrate this day every year in observance of sharks and the essential part they play in the marine ecosystem. This day is not about standing on the beach and shouting out warnings to panicked swimmers, although it could be pretty entertaining. Rather, Shark Awareness Day is about educating others about the role of these majestic marine creatures.

Yes, sharks are fierce predators, but without them oceans cannot survive; their role is to keep the marine ecosystem fruitful and healthy. Sadly, many groups disregard sharks’ value and see them as “angry killers” and hunt them for shark-fin soup and other “delicacies”. Today is all about bringing awareness about these creatures, their importance and the challenges they face.

In celebration of these special fellows, we decided to share some of our favourite shots of them! Enjoy these 9 stunning photographs to celebrate Shark Awareness Day!

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Elias Savy/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Ryan Espanto/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Malkusch Markus/Flickr 

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Gary J Wood/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Elias Levy/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Clarissa de Wet/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness DayPhoto: Alan Lee/Flickr

9 Stunning Photographs to Celebrate Shark Awareness Day

Help us protect all sharks all over the world in order to save the world’s oceans. Join us in celebrating this day on social media with the hashtag #SharkAwarenessDay 

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