French Polynesia/Bora Bora: Sharks & Stingrays

Another encounter of a close kind with dozens of black-tipped sharks and stingrays in the shallows of the Bora Bora lagoon. The animals are used to a certain location on the lagoon where all the tour boats bring tourists (and food). The stingrays are eating straight from your hand, not minding being touched and petted and used for posing in photos. Sharks are a bit more skittish, but not by much as they nearly brush by you with their fins.