Whitetip Reef Sharks Rest Under a Table Coral, Raja Ampat, Indonesia
Photo by Andy Lerner
A unique behavior of whitetip reef sharks made it possible for photographer Andy Lerner to capture this shot. "Whitetips are one of a few shark species that don't need to be in consent motion to breathe, so they can be found resting with some regularity," Lerner explained.
But a little bit of luck doesn't hurt, either. Lerner was fortunate enough to have the wide angle lens already on his camera, which helped capture the animals in their entirety. "I've been in the water with sharks quite often, from behind a cage with great whites to swimming along with all types of reef and pelagic sharks. It's exiting to be around them, and often awe inspiring," Lerner said.
See more of Lerner's photography on his website.