What an amazing photograph!

This extraordinary photograph comes from the Telegraph’s latest ‘Pictures of the Day’ gallery.  It shows a whale shark rising vertically, mouth wide open, to engulf a net full of fish next to a small fishing boat in Cenderawasih Bay, Indonesia.  I’ve reduced the image size to fit this blog – see the original at the link for a larger view.

I’ve never seen a whale shark from that perspective.  It’s got a honking great mouth, hasn’t it?  It’s comforting to see the absence of teeth – whale sharks feed on plankton, krill and small fish, and are no threat to humans.

There are many more pictures at the link.  Recommended viewing.

Peter

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