Lemon Shark Photo, Northern Bahamas

On our recent trip to the Northern Bahamas in search of sharks, we encountered lots of lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) alongside the tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). The lemon sharks were comfortable coming in for a close look and afforded literally hundreds of good photo opportunities on a single 90 minute dive. Some of the lemons were accompanied by up to a dozen live sharksuckers (Echeneis naucrates), a type of remora. Once in a while one of the sharksuckers would peel of its lemon shark host and swim around us for a while. After a while we began to ignore the lemons in an effort to keep our eyes on the considerably more impressive tiger sharks. Here are a few shots of the lemons:

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers.
Image ID: 10752
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers.
Image ID: 10753
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers.
Image ID: 10754
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers.
Image ID: 10756
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates

Lemon shark with live sharksuckers.
Image ID: 10757
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris, Echeneis naucrates
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris

Lemon shark.
Image ID: 10758
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris
Location: Bahamas

Lemon shark and photographer Jim Abernethy, Negaprion brevirostris

Lemon shark and photographer Jim Abernethy.
Image ID: 10760
Species: Lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris
Location: Bahamas

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