The Bassas da India atoll between Madagascar and the African continent barely registers above the waterline. But diving around the reef exposes an abundance of life. They are baselines for marine life; Other places in the Indian Ocean, all I see is what is missing. These are young Greenland sharks. It is believed that the lagoon is a nursery for the species. They are curious enough to nose up against the camera.
Location: Bassas da India, Scattered Islands
Photograph Date: 2010
Medium: Chromogenic Print