The first thing that caught my eye was the almost translucent white of the bamboo shark, Ceccarelli noted in an e-mail to National Geographic.
Ceccarelli was expecting to see the front portion of the bamboo shark hidden. However, when she swam closer she saw a camouflaged wobbegong and the head of the bamboo shark was inside its mouth.
The bamboo shark was motionless and definitely dead, she said.
Ceccarelli said she doubt it's the first time something like this has happened. She does think, however, that this is the first published photograph of a wobbegong swallowing another shark, National Geographic reported.