Sharks have been stigmatized on screen for decades, from the movie Jaws, in which a gigantic great white shark terrorizes a resort island, to the movie Sharknado in which the eponymous spout of shark-infested seawater terrorizes the city of Los Angeles. There have also been many, many more movies that use people’s fear of Sharks (and let’s face it, the unknown), as a great thriller or horror subject. Channels and efforts like “shark week” on the Discovery channel are helping to balance the fear with education and the more realistic side of Sharks – in that they aren’t out there to instill fear and kill us. Which ever camp you’re in, a shark background can help add some excitement to your day.
- Sharks do not have bones
- Most sharks have good eyesight
- Sharks have special electro-receptor organs
- Shark skin feels similar to sandpaper
- Sharks can go into a trance
- Sharks have been around a very long time
- Scientists age sharks by counting the rings on their vertebrae
- Blue sharks are really blue
- Each whale shark’s spot pattern is unique as a fingerprint
- Some species of sharks have a spiracle that allows them to pull water into their respiratory system while at rest. Most sharks have to keep swimming to pump water over their gills
- Not all sharks have the same teeth
- Different shark species reproduce in different ways
Shark Background – Facing our Fears
That said .. can we at least agree that sharks are the most bad-ass creatures there are!!! A bad-ass shark background can always help as a conversation starter in the office, on your phone wherever you are when you’re mobile, or if you attend events supporting conservation of wildlife.
A very inconvenient truth as well is that Sharks are in dire need of conservation efforts. An important issue, to also rival many others out there, some species of sharks are at risk of extinction and even thought these majestic creatures are one of the most bad-ass in nature and on the planet, There is a fragility and weakness as with all living things, and we must make every effort to save them.
Another great comparison infographic on Sharks and their impact:
Credit: Hailey Molina
One of the main obstacles in shark conservation is the perception that sharks are people-eating, and killing monsters. Sharks are apex predators, but are very important to the ocean ecosystems and to the planet as a whole. It’s a fact that however sensational Shark bites are, they have always been extremely rare. You’re more likely to be killed by lightning or a vending machine than from a shark bite. As a matter of fact the threat that Sharks impose is a very small one in the scheme of things, and understanding our natural world and sharks, will allow us to stay safe and protect these essential and ancient beings.
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Types of imagery and stock photography, based on Shark Background you can find above:
- Stock Pictures / Pics
- Royalty-free Vectors
- Illustrations / Cartoons
- Wallpapers / Backgrounds
- Abstract Patterns
- Isolated / Green Screens