Leopard Sharks
Triakis semifasciata

Each summer, hundreds of leopard sharks
gather in the waters off La Jolla, California and cruise the shallows.
Harmless to humans, these sharks, which reach five feet in length,
make a beautiful sight for those lucky enough to swim with them.

Quite skittish, they are virtually unapproachable on scuba gear.
Fortunately, they prefer the shallows,
and are most commonly seen in waters 4 to 5 feet deep,
so all that's needed is a mask and snorkel.

Lens: 20mm wide-angle
Film: Kodak E100VS
Location: La Jolla, CA
©2000 Garry McCarthy