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Diving and Snorkeling, Galápagos Islands: 43 reviews and 81 photos
One of the great thrills of diving Galapagos is the opportunity to see schooling hammerhead sharks. These strange animals have their eyes at either side of a head shaped like--you guessed it--the head of a hammer. The visibility of the water was, sadly, not too good for photography, and while occasionally I could see a hammerhead closely enough to see its eyes, somehow the camera couldn't focus properly in time to take great pictures.
The photo shows part of a huge school of hammerheads. You will have to enlarge the picture to see any detail at all, but I can count about 25 sharks in this group.
I guess I'll just have to go back there, and hope there are whale sharks for me to see next time, too.
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