By Shannon Lane @Shannonroselane
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The tawny nurse shark is a species of carpet shark, and grows up to 10 foot long.
It spends the day resting in caves and under ledges, becoming active at night.
This is when Ukraine based photographer Andrey Nekrasov and a team of divers went to visit the fish in March 2017.
Compared to the common nurse shark, the tawny nurse shark is more docile, allowing divers to touch and play with it. However, care must still be taken as they have powerful jaws and sharp teeth.
The friendly fish are mostly found along coastlines in the Indian Ocean, and prefer to be in reefs, sandy flats and seagrass beds.
This is where they find their prey, consisting of octopus, coral, sea urchins and a variety of crustaceans.
Unfortunately, due to its trusting nature the tawny nurse shark is easily caught and the International Union for Conservation of Nature has assessed the animal as ‘vulnerable' worldwide.