Tiger Shark Pictures (Galeocerdo cuvier)

By September 21, 2009January 6th, 2019Bahamas, Sharks, Underwater Photography, Wildlife

See my new tiger shark photos!

My first tiger shark pictures (Galeocerdo cuvier) are were made with friends Skip Stubbs, Ken Howard, Keith Grundy and Jim Abernethy. These tiger sharks are really impressive fish, capable predators and in control of their surroundings. It was a real pleasure spending hours in the water with them swimming around us. Tiger sharks are typically about 11′ – 17′ in length (3.25-4.25m) and weigh in at 800-1400 lb (375-640 kg), although the largest recorded was 24′ (7.25m) long and weighed 1900 lb (900kg). Tiger sharks tend to be solitary hunters, but we sometimes had 3 or 4 simultaneously because we were baiting them.

Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier

Tiger shark.
Image ID: 10648
Species: Tiger shark, Galeocerdo cuvier
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!