The Blacktip Shark is named appropriately because it has conspicuous black-tipped fins. Sometimes it is mistaken for larger sharks with similar markings but this one also has short gill openings and very large eyes. Coloration is dusky-bronze to dark gray and the average size of these ‘little’ guys is 4-6 feet. This Gyotaku Japanese trophy print is actually a re-do, because artist Sandy Margret cut her fingers on the finely serrated teeth of the shark when she tried to adjust its position on her printing table. So much blood spilled on the first linen, she had to start over on a second linen. Shark hunters are a rare breed of serious fishermen, and so this print will have a special appreciation among them.