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Tanya Houppermans  Photographer, Conservationist, Writer, Runner, Adventurer

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While sharks may look strong and powerful, many shark species are actually quite fragile. This is particularly true of the hammerhead shark. Studies have shown that if a hammerhead shark is caught and then released, it has a nearly 50% chance of dying from the stress of capture. This is why it is so important to not only pass regulations to protect sharks, but then actually enforce them. #savesharks #sharksarebeautiful #underwater #underwaterphotography #ocean #conservation #conservationphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #eyes #teeth #hammerhead #nature #naturephotography #travel #travelphotography #bahamas #bimini #explore #adventure #scubadiving #beauty #respect #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusomdem1 #sharkweek

Sometimes sand tiger sharks look fierce and menacing, and other times they look downright dorky, like this precious girl with her "buck teeth" sticking out. Just another reason I love these sharks so much. Photographing them is never boring! #sharks #sharksarebeautiful #savesharks #sandtigershark #underwater #underwaterphotography #ocean #nature #naturephotography #conservation #conservationphotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #fish #travel #travelphotography #northcarolina #olympusdivecenter #explore #adventure #scubadiving #eye #halcyondivesystems #maresjustaddwater #nauticam #olympusomdem1 #getolympus #olympusomd #love

The view from inside a massive bait ball with millions of fish and some sand tiger sharks. Those of you who have never dived with sand tigers would be amazed at how docile they are. They are extremely tolerant of divers as long as you don't chase them or startle them. If you move slowly, or even remain still, they'll usually come very close. #sharks #sandtigershark #sharksarebeautiful #savesharks #fish #underwater #underwaterphotography #ocean #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #conservation #conservationphotography #travel #travelphotography #northcarolina #olympusdivecenter #explore #adventure #scuba #teeth #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusomdem1 #nauticam #maresjustaddwater #halcyondivesystems #scuba

The bait balls of millions of tiny fish last week were the largest some of us have ever seen off of North Carolina. Here a sand tiger shark emerges from the side of the bait ball, and on the upper left there is another sand tiger nearly hidden by the fish. #shark #sandtigershark #underwater #underwaterphotography #fish #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #olympusdivecenter #travel #travelphotography #northcarolina #conservation #conservationphotography #beauty #explore #adventure #scuba #animals #ocean #nauticam #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusomdem1 #maresjustaddwater #halcyondivesystems #sharkweek

In the middle of the massive bait ball with a sand tiger shark off the coast of North Carolina. The fish were so numerous that they would completely block out the light if you were inside the bait ball. And then there were dozens of sand tigers slowly swimming in and out of the bait ball. One of the most incredible dives ever. Going back to the wreck of the Caribsea tomorrow to experience it again! #shark #sandtigershark #olympusdivecenter #fish #underwater #underwaterphotography #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #conservation #conservationphotography #travel #travelphotography #northcarolina #beauty #explore #adventure #scuba #ocean #teeth #nauticam #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusomdem1 #maresjustaddwater #halcyondivesystems #sharkweek

Reports coming back that the sand tigers are starting to congregate around the wreck of the Caribsea off of North Carolina again! Hoping for good conditions next week so that my guests can meet them! (Photo from July 2015) #shark #sandtigershark #olympusdivecenter #blackandwhite #underwater #underwaterphotography #ocean #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography #travel #travelphotography #northcarolina #scuba #explore #adventure #sharksarebeautiful #savesharks #animals #conservation #conservationphotography #nauticam #getolympus #olympusomd #olympusomdem1 #beauty

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