Lemon Shark Pictures (Negaprion brevirostris)

By September 18, 2009January 6th, 2019Bahamas, Sharks, Underwater Photography, Wildlife

My lemon shark pictures (Negaprion brevirostris) are now on this website. I spent about 10 days in the Bahamas with Skip, Ken Howard, Keith Grundy and Jim Abernethy to shoot a few different kinds of sharks. When we got to the tiger shark spot, we found more lemon sharks than tigers, about 2:1 or 3:1 (although there we still plenty of tigers however!). When there wasn’t a tiger shark in view, there was always a lemon shark or two. The lemons were bigger than I remember (I’d seen lemon sharks before on a handful of dolphin trips to the same area), about 8′ to 11′ feet in length. And they were very accomodating, coming right up to the dome port on my water camera housing. It was really fun and easy photography of a reasonably large and charismatic creature. I hope to find time to do it again.

You can also see a lemon shark photo slideshow in case the one above does not appear in your feed reader.

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

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About Phil Colla

I am a natural history photographer. I enjoy making compelling images in the ocean, on land, and in the air. I have maintained the Natural History Photography blog since 2005 and my searchable Natural History Photography Library since 1997. Here are some tear sheets and behind the scenes views. Thanks for looking!