Blacktip reef shark - Schwarzspitzen-Riffhai
Carcharhinus melanopterus
Carcharhinus melanopterus  - click to go to next image
photo by Harri Tscheck - skin diving ! - Ko Pee Pee Don - Had Yao

These sharks - usually very shy to scuba divers and therefore seldom seen by them -
behave very curious to skin divers and come quite close to those, who swim quite calm and nearly motionless.
Many thanks to Harri Tscheck for his patience and snorkel skills to get this impressive picture of a reefshark..

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created : 24.3.2000 - updated : 25.3.2002  -  (c) Th.Gramanitsch