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Many species of shark are threatened by over-fishing and bycatch fishing. It is estimated that each year more than 36 million sharks are killed for their fins and that more than a third of open ocean shark species are categorised as threatened, vulnerable or endangered.

This past quarter we have been supporting Bite-Back, a charity which campaigns on behalf of sharks. Our donation will go towards their campaign to stop restaurants in the UK serving shark-fin soup. Each quarter we donate 1% of our nett sales to a conservation project, so each image licensed from us helps fund conservation work.


To find out more about Bite-Back' s work in shark and marine conservation, visit www.bite-back.com.


Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) silhouette of one caught in gill net, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Common Thresher Shark (Alopias vulpinus) silhouette of one caught in gill net, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean
Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) severed fin being held up by gill net fisherman, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean Model released. - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus) severed fin being held up by gill net fisherman, Huatabampo, Mexico, Sea of Cortez, Pacific Ocean Model released.
Diver observing dead sharks on seafloor, finned alive and thrown overboard to drown, caught on longline, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean Model released. - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Diver observing dead sharks on seafloor, finned alive and thrown overboard to drown, caught on longline, Cocos Island, Costa Rica, Pacific Ocean Model released.
Grey reef shark dead on seabed after removal of fins {Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos} Philippines - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Grey reef shark dead on seabed after removal of fins {Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos} Philippines
Shark fins drying in the sun, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka - Mark Carwardine
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Mark Carwardine / Shark fins drying in the sun, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Shark fins drying. Philippines. - Jurgen Freund
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Jurgen Freund / Shark fins drying. Philippines.
Lemon shark being born {Negaprion brevirostris} Bahamas, pup emerges tail first wrapped in chorionic membrane ~(Non-ex). - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Lemon shark being born {Negaprion brevirostris} Bahamas, pup emerges tail first wrapped in chorionic membrane ~(Non-ex).
Tiny Whitespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) formed inside egg casing, Philippines. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Tiny Whitespotted bamboo shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum) formed inside egg casing, Philippines.
Newly hatched Spined pygmy shark still attached to egg sac (Squalilus laticaudatus) Mediterranean - Jeff Rotman
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Jeff Rotman / Newly hatched Spined pygmy shark still attached to egg sac (Squalilus laticaudatus) Mediterranean
Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface at sunset. Grand Bahama, Bahamas. - Alex Mustard
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Alex Mustard / Caribbean reef shark (Carcharhinus perezi) at the surface at sunset. Grand Bahama, Bahamas.
Greenland sleeper shark (Somniosus microcephalus) St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada~NB: this shark was wild and unrestrained - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Greenland sleeper shark (Somniosus microcephalus) St. Lawrence River estuary, Canada~NB: this shark was wild and unrestrained
Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) and lava formation off the island of Lanai, Hawaii. Digital composite. - David Fleetham
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David Fleetham / Grey reef shark (Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos) and lava formation off the island of Lanai, Hawaii. Digital composite.
Salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) female with mating scars and copepod parasites trailing from fins, Port Fidalgo, Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA. Digital composite - Doug Perrine
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Doug Perrine / Salmon shark (Lamna ditropis) female with mating scars and copepod parasites trailing from fins, Port Fidalgo, Prince William Sound, Alaska, USA. Digital composite