Runner Up - Nature's Assets
Title:
Nursery
Photographer:
Shane Gross
Age Group:
Over 18s
Region:
Americas
Country:
Bahamas
Nature’s Assets Winners' Gallery
Camera Used:
Nikon D90, Aquatica Housing, Sea&Sea Strobe Lights,
Image caption:

A baby lemon shark swimming through his mangrove nursery. Lemon sharks spend the first 2-7 years in the protection of mangroves before heading off to deeper reefs. It was recently shown that lemon sharks will return to the very same mangrove creek from which they were born to give birth. This means each mangrove area with juvenile lemon sharks is extremely important to the survival of the species.

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