National Geographic recently released this amazing photograph of one shark eating another shark whole.
The photos were taken by Daniela Ceccarelli, of Australia's Research Council Center of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. Daniela was conducting research on a "fish census" off Great Keppel Island, Great Barrier Reef when she spotted what was thought to be a brown-banded bamboo shark near the ocean floor.
"The first thing that caught my eye was the almost translucent white of the bamboo shark," Ceccarelli told National Geographic via email. Instead, as Ceccarelli moved in for a better look, she found a camouflaged wobbegong shark emerging from seclusion with the bamboo shark partially inside its mouth.
"It became clear that the head of the bamboo shark was hidden in its mouth," she said. "The bamboo shark was motionless and definitely dead."
Amazing photos of a scene seldom seen... One shark eating another.