How to Draw a Galapagos Shark

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Galapagos Shark in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Galapagos Shark.

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How to Draw a Galapagos Shark - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw the head, which look like an incomplete triangle.

Step 2: Draw a small circle for the eye at the front of the face

Step 3: Extend the face into a body. Make sure the body is bigger in the middle than the ends. Also, add lines near the front for gills

Step 4: Draw the fins. If you have difficuly, just draw triangles. One should be by the gills, on top of the middle, and a few smaller fins in the back

Step 5: Finally, draw the tail, which is similar to the fins, but much bigger.

Interesting Facts about the Galapagos Shark

Galapagos shark belongs to requim shark family although they are shorter in length than most of their requim family members, their presence can be noted throughout the world along the oceanic island reefs. They are found to be present about 31 miles away from the land surface. Their upper body is brownish grey in color and the bottom part is white. Their diet consists of bony fish, flying fish, squids and octopus. These sharks are usually 9.8 ft in length and maximum length can extend up to 11 ft. Galapagos shark weighs somewhere around 195 kg.

Did you know?

  • In island reefs, Galapagos sharks are the most common sharks to be found.
  • Their behavior towards humans is often attacking and bold
  • In their genus, Galapagos sharks are found to be the largest specie present.
  • They have 14 rows of teeth present.
  • These sharks are most prominent specie of sharks found in the shallow portion of island water.
  • Post mating, you can see scars present on the bodies of female sharks caused by biting of males.
  • The lifespan of Galapagos Sharks is about 24 years.

Lesson plan note: Teachers may show children videos of galapagos sharks attacks online. This will help them understand their structure, features and behavior very well. Teachers can also ask students to draw sharks and color them. You can put them together on a board and create a school of sharks chasing its prey.