Appreciating the subtle and not so subtle physical differences between individuals or subspecies of animals. I'm not an expert, just a person who likes to troll through the internet to find interesting looking animals. Feel free to point out any mistakes. I am not accepting requests at the moment. I do not claim to own any pictures, and will try to link back to the source.

Sand tiger shark ( Odontaspis taurus)

  1. A brown sand tiger with a smooth divide between it’s dark uppersides and light belly. The brown morph of these fish is especially shiny, the lighting in this picture giving it a hint of gold.[x]
  2. This dark grey has a different pattern, the dark grey borders are jagged and sharp, with a small beauty mark.[x]
  3. In the strong sunlight, this brown looks golden, and showing off it’s faded remains of it’s juvenile¬†spots. [x]
  4. It’s interesting how different this species looks in different lighting, I’m certain the reddish shade is a trick of the light since the next image in the photographer’s gallery is more then likely the same animal. [x]
  5. The light hitting this grey lets it’s spots show through. [x]
  6. This shark has a higher amout of grey leaking into it’s face and blotchy, spotted underbelly. [x]
  7. A wild hunch backed shark, it’s back curved sharply on a downward angle. Deformed spines in captive specimens due to their dietary need not being met (more on this topic can be found here) is not unheard of, but this shark managed to survive in the wild in this condition, which is pretty impressive. [x]
  8. And finally, a ghostly white albino in the wild.[x]