Simona Auteri, Milky Way Shark, Nosy Be, Madagascar (November 2019)
Go Pro 7
“I’m an oceanaholic. I freedive – dive using my breath- to -52m. In Madagascar I was volunteering for Madagascar Whale Shark Project. We would take pictures of the left hand side of the whale shark, capturing the unique pattern of white dots behind its gills and above its pectoral fins, that resemble a constellation (hence the Malagasy name Milky Way Sharks).
“The spots identify each individual like a set of fingerprints and the pictures are uploaded along with the GPS location of the sighting to the global sighting database.”
Winner of the Focus for Survival People's Choice Award 2020
18x12” special edition charity print (run of 5)