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Photos of the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) in the clear water of Hawaii and the Fijis.

On our boat there is a “sports fisher“ who is fishing for the Giant Trevally (Caronix ignobilis) with baits. This fish is found around the north western islands of Hawaii in record sizes, and on the fishing rod they are exceptional fighters. Sometimes, such an activity lures Tiger Sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier). The Tiger Shark belongs to the family of the Gray Sharks (Carcharhinidae); it is the only species of the Grey Shark with suction holes. Tiger Sharks are incredibly impressive and large sharks which can reach a length of more than six metres. The name is due to the striped pattern on the grey back of the animals, which becomes increasingly paler when they are grown. The big, broad and bulky head and the diagonal stripes, similar to the stripes of a tiger, are a reliable distinctive mark. Typical for the Tiger Shark are also its broad mouth, broad nose, a long barrel-shaped forebody and a narrow, slender tail end. Together with the Bull Shark and the White Shark, the Tiger Shark – it is said to cause most of the accidents in the tropics – belongs to the “most dangerous sharks species“ (any animal could be dangerous to humans). Tiger Sharks have the highest developed teeth. Despite their carapace, even sea turtles are not safe from them because of the sharks’ unique masticatory apparatus. Considering a pressure of the teeth of up to three tons/cm², this is not surprising. Tiger Sharks have the broadest food spectrum of all sharks. Apart from sea turtles, seals, sea lions, other sharks, whales, and sea birds, they also eat invertebrates, garbage and carrion. Tiger Sharks are mainly found in tropical and warm to temperate seas. They are found in the coastal region as well as around archipelagos as Hawaii, the Marshall Islands, Galapagos, Fiji and Tahiti. Adult animals don’t have any natural enemies, the only threat is the human.



Biological Profile



Galeocerdo cuvier
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species




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Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) close-up picture
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) close-up picture

Tiger shark approaching the camera head-on
Tiger shark approaching the camera head-on

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Impressive Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Impressive Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger Shark undersite
Tiger Shark undersite

Impressive Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Impressive Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark hunting for albatross chicks
Tiger shark hunting for albatross chicks

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) - the first impression
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) - the first impression

Tiger shark - Tiger shark pictures
Tiger shark - Tiger shark pictures

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark -picture
Tiger shark -picture

Extraordinary and fascinating: the Tiger Shark
Extraordinary and fascinating: the Tiger Shark

Tiger shark - Tiger shark photos
Tiger shark - Tiger shark photos

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

The eye of the Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
The eye of the Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark - Tiger shark images
Tiger shark - Tiger shark images

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at the boat
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) at the boat

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

Rendevouz with the Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Rendevouz with the Tiger Shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)

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