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A Black Lives Matter protester in Downtown Manhattan
Ground Zero Memorial worker observing the crowd
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Dead pigeon found on Manhattan road
Woman at airport wearing red on International Women's Day
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A young Mardi Gras indian during Super Sunday celebration
Late autumn dandelion in New Mexico
A lone pool player on Halloween night
Vintage Bride
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The infamous Route 66
Swimming with Dinosaurs
Driving through Joshua Tree National Park at Night
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A view of crypts at from the broken window of St. Roch Cemetery Chapel
Sunrise over Lake Topaz
Green Anole catching some sun.
Sunrise on Topaz
Rainbow over Seal and Sail Rock, Bullman Beach, WA
Tree frog taking a nap on a Palm Frond.
A Fiddler Crab on Guard
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Images of great hammerheads (Sphyrna mokarran) are fairly common, however an image of a great hammerhead with mating scars is almost unheard of with virtually nothing documented before now. This rare treat shows a large female, approximately 4 meters/12ft in total length, covered in mating scars which experts believe are around 4 weeks old. Great hammerheads hold their reproductive secrets close, however with scientists in Bimini studying these sharks I’m hoping we’ll soon have some answers that will lead us to piece together these endangered sharks' top secrets.

TAGS: Bahamas, Shark, Wildlife

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Miami, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Annie Guttridge.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Total Views: 29
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 8, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7100
Focal Length: 10mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO560
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