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Hammerhead Cruising

Hammerhead shark in Bahamas

(Image credit: Laura Rock, Florida)

Laura Rock also took second in the student category for her image of a cruising hammerhead in Bimini, Bahamas.

Sunlit Shark

Whitetip shark in sunlight

(Image credit: Austin Gallagher, Florida)

This oceanic white tip shark (Carcharhinus longimanus) near Cat Island, Bahamas took third place in the University of Miami's 2013 underwater photography contest, student division.

Stephanie Pappas

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.