Looking down the barrel of a Lemon shark

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© Willy Volk
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 21, 2008
TakenJuly 28, 2007
Exposure1/200 sec at f/14
FlashRed Eye, Compulsory Flash
Focal Length15 mm
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Lemon sharks have powerful jaws and several rows of triangular, curved teeth.

These long, thin, ultra-sharp teeth are designed to catch and hold slippery fish, the mainstay of the Lemon's diet.

Other than that, they're really nice fish.

In the Shooting Sharks in the Bahamas photo essay.

41 responses

  • Twins Sis

    Twins Sis gave props (21 Aug 2008):

    oh! great shot!

  • Melissa

    Melissa (Deleted) gave props (21 Aug 2008):


  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (21 Aug 2008):

    Amazing, great catch!

  • Maria Gonzalez

    Maria Gonzalez gave props (21 Aug 2008):


  • Julie

    Julie said (22 Aug 2008):

    amazing! such an amazing perspective!

  • meredith hanafi

    meredith hanafi gave props (23 Aug 2008):

    This series is incredible! I love them all...

  • Angel Foice

    Angel Foice gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    heh i feel like im actually in the water with them. nice shot for the theme :D

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (26 Aug 2008):

    Another absolutely stunning image... great composition & all else is perfect as well. Very well done POW.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (27 Aug 2008):

    Wow!!! Scary!!

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (5 Sep 2008):

    Looks very human!

  • Jo Jo

    Jo Jo gave props (19 Sep 2008):

    Another fantastic shot. Love the color of the water too!

  • Renee Cettie

    Renee Cettie gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    Awesome, wow and awesome...I know I already said that but damn, this is awesome!! :)

  • Aubrey's Oma

    Aubrey's Oma (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2008):


  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    this is crazy incredible!!

  • Jennifer Rowe

    Jennifer Rowe gave props (30 Sep 2008):

    great moment and great shot!

  • James Linder

    James Linder gave props (4 Oct 2008):

    Very nice!

  • Cathy Cale

    Cathy Cale gave props (4 Oct 2008):


  • David Coy

    David Coy gave props (6 Oct 2008):


  • Yseult Dragoz

    Yseult Dragoz said (14 Oct 2008):

    Looks hungry and angry!!!! Get away!

  • Xavier Vigouroux

    Xavier Vigouroux (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    stunning !!!!

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (6 Nov 2008):

    What an amazing shot

  • Cassy Randle

    Cassy Randle (Deleted) gave props (29 Nov 2008):

    WOW...that is a really awesome shot, and very fitting for the theme.

  • Anthony Tudisco

    Anthony Tudisco gave props (23 Jan 2009):

    this is the first underwater photo that i have ever seen with such amazing clarity. The color is so vivid and unbelievable..

  • Ashleigh Brauer

    Ashleigh Brauer gave props (7 Jul 2009):

    absolutely amazing capture! great color and clarity, not to mention timing!

  • Drew Basik

    Drew Basik gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    Makes me excited for shark week

  • Youss A.

    Youss A. said (25 Aug 2009):

    you must have thought releasing the shutter was going to be your last action on earth.. amazing moment!

  • A. Selman Nur

    A. Selman Nur (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2009):

    really scary for me :)

  • Russ Wills

    Russ Wills gave props (1 Feb 2010):

    I know you said these sharks are docile, but wow - that would still freak me out!

  • Warren ~Mangione~

    Warren ~Mangione~ gave props (26 Mar 2010):

    Wow, those teeth!! That is an amazing photo. That shark must use whitening toothpaste!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (22 May 2010):


  • Victoria Laquindanum

    Victoria Laquindanum gave props (23 Jul 2010):

    this is so great! you're my favorite now!

  • Baylee Sharp

    Baylee Sharp (Deleted) gave props (23 Jul 2010):

    this is amazing!!! great shot!

  • Shonda Lee Jenkins

    Shonda Lee Jenkins said (24 Jul 2010):

    i have this phobia of sharks... and this gave me chills like nobodies business. its so spectacularly frightening, great photo!

  • Taylor

    Taylor (Deleted) gave props (27 Jul 2010):

    This is amazing! Kudos to you.

  • martin soler

    martin soler gave props (29 Jul 2010):


  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (30 Jul 2010):

    Hugely impressive

  • Tyler Lincoln

    Tyler Lincoln said (2 Aug 2010):

    my brother just reminded me that it is that special time of year again, shark week on discovery, so I figured I would pass it on when I saw this.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    wow, totally cool!

  • Megan Freeman

    Megan Freeman gave props (7 Oct 2010):


  • Elizabeth Laughton

    Elizabeth Laughton gave props (7 Jan 2011):

    ARGH! wonderful shot

  • CJC

    CJC gave props (29 Jan 2011):

    very haunting

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