With an elegant snout, large eyes and a long sleek, brilliantly blue body, the blue shark (Prionace glauca) radiates grace and beauty. The Rhode Island Sound may not strike you as the kind of place to swim with sharks, let alone one that provides conditions for good photos. But as it turns out, Rhode Island’s coastal waters are one of only a handful of places in the world to experience blue sharks (and makos) in the wild and Pelagic Expeditions will make this happen. The shark tour operator runs day trips on a simple but comfortable lobster fishing boat during the summer and early fall. I made this trip specifically to photograph blue sharks at twilight— a magical time to spend with these graceful animal. Favorite images from my shark trip to Rhode Island.