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.