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Whale shark

Rhincodon typus

Description:

Photo take close to the surface this is special big, close to 30 ft long.



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19 Comments

nickashforth
nickashforth a year ago

Beautiful pictures! Perhaps you would consider adding this to a mission: http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1607...

Thanks Harsha and Nitch is the larges fish in the world no a whale :)

Nitch
Nitch 2 years ago

wouldn't this be considered a mammal???

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

I so want to see them in person. I might see you one day. :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Harsha! not really we can´t dive whit them but snorkel is aloud and sometimes i take people to see them.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 2 years ago

Amazing Gerardo! Do you take people to swim with those whale sharks?

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 2 years ago

This is just spectacular...!!!
Thanks a ton for sharing this.. :-0

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks DanDeVita

DanDeVita
DanDeVita 2 years ago

Amazing spotting! Wow.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Nicholas Sanjay and FoTony

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 2 years ago

Incredible! Wish I was there too!

SanjaySaklani
SanjaySaklani 2 years ago

A whole milky way moving underneath water. Nature you are magnificent.

FoTony
FoTony 2 years ago

Very nice, I love these creatures. I have had the luck to encounter them twice. One time in the Red Sea and one time in the Phillipines near MoalBoal. The last encounter I have filmed. It is a overwelming feeling to swim near this giants of the sea.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thank you Steve
I have to say your collection is wonderful love your photos.
Wish you can dive whit this gentile giants some day.

Steve A
Steve A 2 years ago

Your underwater photographs are brilliant. I hope one day to dive with the whale-sharks on Nigaloo Reef

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Nightstar you should try scuba some day is like enter in another planet.

Nightstar
Nightstar 2 years ago

Oh, I bet. The sea has always fascinated me. I can imagine it being so calming to just swim and view all the beauty it has. You're very lucky to have done so!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Night star
Is a very deep filling when you have it in front so big so alive.

Nightstar
Nightstar 2 years ago

I would looove to see one of these guys first hand. I find them so beautiful.

Mexico

Lat: 21.52, Long: -87.38

Spotted on Jul 5, 2011
Submitted on Jan 5, 2012

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