Photo of the Day 26 February 2008

Oceanic Whitetip Shark, Bahamas, 2007
Photograph by Brian Skerry
The oceanic whitetip, one of the most abundant sharks just three decades ago, is critically endangered in parts of its range because of relentless demand for its fins. But bans in the Bahamas on the export of shark parts and commercial long-line fishing have made the islands' blue waters a veritable shark sanctuary.