A blacktip reef shark cruises overhead in French Polynesia.
Blacktip reef sharks are often seen patrolling their territories in coral lagoons and around the edges of reefs.
Did you know : There are reports of these sharks leaping out of the water and jumping over shallow reefs.
Unfortunately, blacktip sharks are often caught and wasted as bycatch from other fisheries. Similar to many other shark species, blacktip populations are declining.
Photo: © Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation…