It’s Wordless Wednesday! This is a leopard shark from off La Jolla Shores a couple of months ago. Leopard sharks are fairly big – this one was about 5 feet long – but are harmless and beautiful bottom-feeders. (In fact, this shark is facing away because it was fleeing from big bad me.) The sharks come way inshore in the summer to mate – I took this photo while snorkeling in only about 4 feet of water.
I really can’t get the hang of this wordless thing.
This photo was enhanced in Photoshop by my most excellent lab associate Ryan in order to remove blurriness caused by particles in the water.