A Raja Ampat Walking Shark is a type of shark that can be found in the waters around Raja Ampat. They are a type of epaulette shark and get their name from their ability to walk on the seabed.
Despite their common name, these sharks are not actually capable of walking on land! They use their pectoral fins to "walk" along the seabed, pushing themselves forwards with each stride. This allows them to move quickly and easily through coral reefs, avoiding obstacles and predators.
Raja Ampat Walking Sharks grow to a size of around 1.5 metres in length and are typically a light brown or grey colour. They have a number of small dorsal fins along their back, as well as two larger fins towards the rear of their body.
These sharks are not normally considered to be dangerous to humans, but should still be treated with caution. They are opportunistic feeders, and will take advantage of any prey they can find.