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PERMITTED USE: This image may be downloaded or is otherwise provided at no charge for one-time use for coverage or promotion of ​National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry's forthcoming National Geographic exhibition and book. Copying, distribution, archiving, sub-licensing, sale, or resale of the image is prohibited. REQUIRED CREDIT AND CAPTION: Any and all image uses must (1) be properly credited to the relevant photographer, as shown in this metadata, and (2) be accompanied by a caption, which makes reference to​ ​the National Geographic exhibition "SHARKS​: On Assignment with Brian Skerry” open at the National Geographic Museum from ​May 24 through October 2017. The exhibition is accompanied by Brian Skerry's new National Geographic book, SHARK, on sale June 13, 2017. You MUST follow these requirements if using the images: Please note: you may select up to five (5) images from this selection online use and three (3) images for print. 1. Include mandatory photo credit with each image 2. Provide a prominent link to: ​​ http://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/exhibitions/sharks/ 3. Mention​ that ​t​he exhibition is accompanied by Brian Skerry's new National Geographic book, SHARK, on sale June 13, 2017. Photos by Brian Skerry/National Geographic Joe Romeiro captures close-up video of an oceanicwhitetip swimming off Cat Island, one of the only knownhotspots for these elusive sharks. Oceanic whitetipsearned a reputation as killers and are often hunted fortheir fins. Their numbers have been in decline for years,with an estimated 93 percent population decline between1995 and 2010....

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