I was kayaking around the Brigantine Cays in the Exumas when I came upon a tightly packed school of 75 to 100 bonefish that had been corralled by 3- to 5-foot lemon sharks. I grabbed my rod and quickly hooked and released a 5-pound bonefish. The stressed-out fish didn’t swim far before a shark charged it, and both began swimming toward me. I threw my rod in the water, grabbed my underwater camera off a back strap and submerged it. I snapped off 12 shots as the shark devoured half of the bonefish in 15 seconds, spooked and ran. Reviewing my images, I saw that the shark had a fine meal, and I had a unique photo.

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