A marine biologist has captured a rare and breathtaking video of hundreds of hammerhead sharks swimming together in the Galapagos Islands.
Dr. Simon Pierce ventured to a remote scuba diving location, using specialized equipment to avoid disturbing the naturally shy creatures.
The 39-year-old New Zealand native, hailing from New Plymouth, described the experience as one of the most incredible days of his life.
Watch the video at the end.
The awe-inspiring footage was recorded using a remote camera at Darwin Island, far north of the Galapagos Islands.
Pierce, who became a marine biologist to explore the world’s most wondrous places and creatures, uses photography to share his experiences with others.
He emphasized the rarity of this footage, as hammerhead sharks are not only shy but also globally endangered.
The video was taken in a designated no-fishing area, showcasing the beauty and vibrancy of a well-protected marine environment.
When asked how he maintains his optimism in the face of numerous maritime conservation challenges, Pierce cited locations like this as a testament to the potential success of collective efforts to safeguard our oceans.
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