The Ragged Tooth shark or Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) has an impressive set of roughly arranged teeth that make it look fierce. Here it is dislocating it's jaw, giving it an odd appaerance. It can do this to eat large prey. A coastal species, they survive well in aquariums. These sharks loose many teeth during courtship activities. This shark was taken from the east South African coast and was photographed in Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa. The diver is posing as part of a Lonely Planet diving guidebook project.


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The Ragged Tooth shark or Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) has an impressive set of roughly arranged teeth that make it look fierce. Here it is dislocating it's jaw, giving it an odd appaerance. It can do this to eat large prey. A coastal species, they survive well in aquariums. These sharks loose many teeth during courtship activities. This shark was taken from the east South African coast and was photographed in Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa. The diver is posing as part of a Lonely Planet diving guidebook project.
Credit to: Tim Rock / BluePlanetArchive.com

Image dimensions: 5400x3600