|Juvenile Whitetip Reef Shark in the Red Sea|
Yes, sometimes sharks can be cute. Just take a look at this shy juvenile Whitetip Reef Shark (Triaenodon obesus), less than two feet long, trying its best to hide beneath a table coral. Tell me you don't feel like patting it on the head!
I photographed this youngster in the Red Sea at Abu Kifan reef, near Safaga, Egypt. I only managed this one shot of the little shark before it zoomed out of its hiding place and hurried away. I guess it was spooked by the camera flash. We swam down the reef to look for it, but we never saw it again.