Pictures of Sharks – Different Shark Types

Looking at pictures of sharks can make you be caught in awe with these fearsome sea creatures. These photographs can help you see a different side of these commonly referred to as aggressive underwater dwellers. Scroll through this post and be witness to the enthralling sights of sharks even if you are nowhere near the deep blue sea.

Great White Shark

The great white shark is one of the most feared upon types of shark. Its notorious image has been escalated in movies, popularly in the film Jaws. Most recorded shark attacks on humans involve these vicious creatures. However, it is good to note that most of these attacks were non-fatal. Photo Credit: Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic

The great white shark is one of the most feared upon types of shark. Its notorious image has been escalated in movies, popularly in the film Jaws. Most recorded shark attacks on humans involve these vicious creatures. However, it is good to note that most of these attacks were non-fatal.
Photo Credit: Brian J. Skerry / National Geographic

Whale Shark

Whale sharks are commonly referred to as “gentle giants” due to their non-aggressiveness even though they can be compared to whales in size. They are the largest of sharks yet they pose little threat to human beings. This group of sharks are filter feeders and they love staying in warm waters.

Basking Shark

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Whale sharks are commonly referred to as “gentle giants” due to their size. They are the largest of sharks yet they pose no threat to human beings. They love staying in warm waters.

 

The basking shark got its name due to how it seemingly enjoys its basking in the sun. They are second to whale sharks, in terms of size. These sharks are also filter-feeders and are fond of feasting on tiny food such as zooplankton. Photo Credit: Nick Caloyianis / National Geographic

The basking shark got its name due to how it seemingly enjoys its time basking in the sun. They are second to whale sharks in terms of size, thus they are the second largest groups of shark. These sharks are also filter-feeders and are fond of feasting on tiny food such as zooplankton.
Photo Credit: Nick Caloyianis / National Geographic

Sand Tiger Sharks

The appearance of sand tiger sharks may most likely incite fear to those who behold these creatures, but they are actually non-aggressive in nature. Their teeth look striking as they are pointed and slender. These sharks got their name from their fondness of sandy shoreline habitats.

The appearance of sand tiger sharks may most likely incite fear to those who behold these creatures, but they are actually non-aggressive in nature. Their teeth look striking as they are pointed and slender. These sharks got their name from their fondness of sandy shoreline habitats.

Even though sharks are considered as formidable creatures to many, there are quite a number of us who consider fishing for sharks, whether accidentally or intentionally. The next roll of images will show pictures of sharks that have ended up on the hands of our fellow humans.

One of the Biggest Great White Sharks Caught

This 21' 8" monster is one of the biggest great white sharks ever caught. An Australian shark-hunter by the name of Vic Hislop captured this giant in 1985.

This 21′ 8″ monster is one of the biggest great white sharks ever caught. An Australian shark-hunter by the name of Vic Hislop captured this giant in 1985.

 Mako Shark Catch

Mako sharks are fast swimmers that target schools of fish such as tuna and herring for mealtime. Only a few attacks on people have been recorded. The one pictured above was caught by American Jason Johnston last June 3, 2013. This 660 kg catch is said to be the largest mako shark ever caught.

Mako sharks are fast swimmers that target schools of fish such as tuna and herring for mealtime. Only a few attacks on people have been recorded. The one pictured above was caught by American Jason Johnston last June 3, 2013. This 660 kg catch is said to be the largest mako shark ever caught.

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