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Best 3D Shark Models

In honor of Shark Week, we’ve compiled a few free, downloadable, and scientifically accurate 3D shark models from Sketchfab.

Shark Tooth created by Igor Denisov, available  here .

Shark Tooth created by Igor Denisov, available here.

Ever wonder what an ancient shark tooth looks like? Well, to be honest, most shark teeth that wash up on the beach are fossilized, and already millions of years old. Igor Denisov, however, modeled a shark tooth that was found in archeological remains from 5-6 centuries BC. This find gives archeologist a special glimpse into how ancient civilizations used shark teeth.

Kitefin shark jaw modeled using CT-scanners at the Natural History Museum. Download this model  here  to explore shark anatomy for yourself.

Kitefin shark jaw modeled using CT-scanners at the Natural History Museum. Download this model here to explore shark anatomy for yourself.

Great White Shark jaw modeled by the Natural History Museum. This model was generated from laser scans of a 25ft Great White Shark! … quite a catch! You can download the model  here .

Great White Shark jaw modeled by the Natural History Museum. This model was generated from laser scans of a 25ft Great White Shark! … quite a catch! You can download the model here.

Seeing these jaw models side by side is a killer way to learn how these sharks differ. Do you notice any differences in their jaw anatomy?
Think about what these sharks might eat based on differences you see…

This is a 3D model of a subadult Caribbean Reef Shark (Carcharhinus perezi) that was modeled after a shark swimming underwater with the OceanX and Cape Eleuthera Institute team in January 2019. Divers captured video of this shark swimming, and artist Robert Gutierrez used Blender and preexisting shark data to recreate this individual.

If you’re looking for a bit more action, take a bite of this incredible Caribbean Reef Shark. This realistic model was created using video footage captured by OceanX and Cape Eleuthera Institute as reference. Robert Gutierrez, combined real footage with data to recreate this scientifically accurate model. Don’t worry, despite its accuracy, this shark is unlikely to come swimming out of your computer screen.