What am I Photo I, Fun and Games

This is a close up photo, take a few guess at what it might be. I will post the answer in a few days!

What am I Photograph.

What am I Photograph.

Very good guesses on here and on facebook everyone! It is a macro shot of a nurse sharks dermal denticles.

Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma cirratum)


Tropical waters around coastal shelves, reefs, and channels.  Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, especially around the Caribbean Islands. This is generally a shallow water fish.


Being bottom dwellers with small mouths, they are unable to consume large fish. They hunt alone and catch their prey from the sea floor, mostly by sucking their prey into their mouths. While doing this, a Nurse Shark will make an unmistakable “slurping” or sucking sound. The preferred prey includes sea snails, crustaceans, mollusks, and other small fish. In addition, they have been seen grazing for algae and corals.


Ovoviviparous with 21 to 28 young in a litter.  The pregnancy period usually lasts about 6 months with births occurring generally in the months of June and July.


When pups are born they are 30 cm long (12 inches) and have a spotted colored skin, max length recorded 14ft  and around 300lbs. During daylight hours you can see groups of up to 40 piled around each other. At night they become more active and hunt alone

Information & Research by Matt Vincent

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7 responses to “What am I Photo I, Fun and Games

  1. Pingback: Placoid Scale, also known as dermal denticles | John Michael Bullock Photography·


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