On Saturday, Maggie Caver of Sun Shots, a family photography business in Alabama, was out enjoying a day on the white sands of Gulf Coast State Park when a dramatic scene began unfolding before her eyes.
A local fisherman had hooked a shark, and was reeling his catch to shore to then set free. But, as it soon became clear, the animal had been in dire straits long before taking the bait.
"We noticed something was wrong with the shark," Caver told The Dodo. "We thought something had taken a bite out of it."