The blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) is a species of requiem shark, family Carcharhinidae. It is common to coastal tropical and subtropical waters around the world, including brackish habitats. Genetic analyses have revealed substantial variation within this species, with populations from the western Atlantic Ocean isolated and distinct from those in the rest of its range. The blacktip shark has a stout, fusiform body with a pointed snout, long gill slits, and no ridge between the dorsal fins. Most individuals have black tips or edges on the pectoral, dorsal, pelvic, and caudal fins. It usually attains a length of 1.5 m (4.9 ft). (From Wikipedia)
Taken at the Golden Nugget Aquarium in downtown Las Vegas.
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cornejo (18020) 2011-06-14 10:15
Eleu cordials greetings. A picture very good and beautiful of this shark, with much sharpness and clarity, the light and colors very well. A great shot and good work, congratulation. Have a good afternoon, thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (37280) 2011-06-15 2:19
Impressive creature, nice take as no glass-reflection on the water-tank.
Fine blue color's.