MANTA, ECUADOR, JUN 2004 - SHARK FISHING PHOTOS
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Dead big-eye thresher shark and scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

Dead big-eye thresher shark and scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

Alex Antoniou pulls a baby scalloped hammerhead shark out of its dead mother (Manta)

Alex Antoniou pulls a baby scalloped hammerhead shark out of its dead mother (Manta)

Carlos holds up a dead baby scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

Dead scalloped hammerhead and big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

Dead scalloped hammerhead and big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

Dead scalloped hammerhead and big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

Small hammerhead sharks are gutted and cleaned (Manta)

A pile of dead dogfish (Manta)

Suzanne and Carlos measure dead scalloped hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Dead scalloped hammerhead shark and big-eye thresher sharks (Manta)

Dead big-eye thresher sharks (Manta)

Dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Frigates look for scraps around dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

A big-eye thresher shark is finned (Manta)

De-finning a big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

The fins of a big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

The discarded head of a big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

Traders handle the tails of big-eye thresher sharks (Manta)

Alex studies a dead scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

A big-eye thresher shark head (Manta)

A local trader cuts the jaw out of a big-eye thresher shark (Manta)

Big-eye thresher shark jaw (Manta)

Suzanne and Matt measure small hammerhead sharks (Manta)

The jaw is cut out of a scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

A pile of dead juvenile hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Dead hammerhead sharks slung over a cart (Manta)

Dead hammerhead sharks slung over a cart (Manta)

Dead hammerhead sharks slung over a cart (Manta)

A local trader washes sand and blood off of dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Pile of dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

A de-jawed scalloped hammerhead shark (Manta)

Unidentified (yet) hammerhead shark species (Manta)

Unidentified (yet) hammerhead shark species (Manta)

Alex and Carlos measure dead silky and blue sharks (Manta)

Blue shark and silky shark carcass (Manta)

Blue shark and silky shark carcass (Manta)

Discarded shark heads (Manta)

Sharks fins on top of dead thresher and mako shark carcasses (Manta)

Five baby scalloped hammerheads are pulled out of the dead mother. You can also see the egg sack. (Manta)

Shark fins are put into a tub (Manta)

Measuring dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Measuring dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Measuring dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Two species of hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Pile of dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Pile of dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Alex holds the head of an unborn hammerhead shark (Manta)

Dead thresher shark with fins already cut (Manta)

Alex and Carlos study the thresher shark (Manta)

Dead silkies, blues, threshers, and hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Suzanne and Carlos measure a blue shark carcass (Manta)

Dead blue sharks and thresher sharks (Manta)

Thresher shark fins (Manta)

Large blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Two mako sharks are landed and sold immediately. (Manta)

Carlos studies the blue shark carcasses (Manta)

A line of blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Cutting the fin off of a blue shark (Manta)

Cleaning a pile of shark fins (Manta)

The day's bounty of shark fins (Manta)

Discarded shark heads (Manta)

Bonito tuna and hammerhead sharks in a fishing boat (Manta)

Traders drag in a medium-sized bull shark! (Manta)

Carlos and Matt measure a dead bull shark (Manta)

Matt Potenski and a dead bull shark (Manta)

Locals pry open the jaws of a bullshark (Manta)

Dead bull shark (Manta)

Dead bull shark (Manta)

Dead bull shark (Manta)

A large pile of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Manta)

A large pile of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Manta)

A large pile of scalloped hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Thresher shark carcasses (Manta)

Five dead thresher sharks (Manta)

Five dead thresher sharks (Manta)

Locals put a bottle of Johnny Walker Black into the jaws of the bull shark (Manta)

Dead bull shark (Manta)

Dead bull shark (Manta)

Thresher shark carcasses on the beach (Manta)

Alex Antoniou looks at the thresher shark carcasses (Manta)

Hammerhead shark carcasses (Manta)

Hammerhead shark carcasses (Manta)

Pile of shark guts (Manta)

The bull shark's stomach contains the tuna head used to bait the long line (Manta)

Bull shark jaw (Manta)

Bull shark jaw (Manta)

Alex Antoniou checks out the bull shark jaw (Manta)

Local with bull shark jaw (Manta)

Local with bull shark jaw (Manta)

Two dead silky sharks (Manta)

Two dead hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Dead silky and hammerhead sharks are unloaded from the boats (Manta)

Blue shark carcasses are unloaded (Manta)

A pile of blue shark fins (Manta)

Blue shark fins with blue shark and hammerhead shark carcasses (Manta)

Blue shark and silky shark carcasses (Manta)

Sailfish carcasses (Manta)

The thresher sharks sit, unclaimed (Manta)

Blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Alex and Carlos measure blue shark carcasses (Manta)

A large blue shark is pulled onto shore (Manta)

Blue shark carcasses (Manta)

Alex measures a blue shark carcass (Manta)

A pile of thresher sharks and hammerhead sharks is moved (Manta)

Carlos and Natalie measure thresher sharks and hammerhead sharks (Manta)

Carlos and students from another university (Manta)

Suzanne measures thresher shark carcasses (Manta)

The tail of a thresher shark is cut off (Manta)

A big-eye thresher shark is finned (Manta)

Carlos pulls two baby thresher sharks from the uterus of its dead mother. Baby thresher shark flesh is a delicacy. (Manta)

Carlos measures the baby thresher sharks (Manta)

Beautiful blue and purple coloration of baby threshers (Manta)

Beautiful blue and purple coloration of baby threshers (Manta)

Baby thresher sharks (Manta)

A blue shark is pulled onto the beach (Manta)

An angel shark (Manta)

An angel shark (Manta)

Discarded shark heads on the beach (Manta)

Discarded shark heads on the beach (Manta)
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Manta Shark Fishing
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- Dead Shark Journal
- Fisherman & Traders
- Shark Fishing Photos
- Billfish Fishing Photos
- Photos - Other
- Guayaquil
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Other Ecuador Journals
- Galapagos - June 2004
- Galapagos - November 2003
- Galapagos - August 2003
- Travel Photography Home
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External Links
- Shark Research Institute
- Galapagos Adventures
- Wetpixel - UW Digital Photo


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