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Whale Shark

Rhincodon typus

Description:

The Whale shark is the largest shark and largest fish

Habitat:

The Ningaloo Reef

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27 Comments (1–25)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Awesome...

Ahhh! Scary! LOL I am afraid of sharks but awesome pic!
JJ

JessyZich
JessyZich 7 years ago

A great place to see Whale Sharks is the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia

bbprevas
bbprevas 8 years ago

i am supremely jealous. awesome spot

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Yeah people still hunt them - here's an article from a Perth newspaper ...
http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/giant-wh...

Darwin26
Darwin26 8 years ago

Monstrous! are people hunting these pelagic beasts? Pleeeze, say it isn't so.

thanks 4 the Pix

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Fantastic creature - pity peoples still hunt them. Excellent pics.

kchernesky
kchernesky 8 years ago

that pic is SO COOL!!!!!! u r awesome

Joltik
Joltik 8 years ago

Amazing! An unbelievable encounter! Congrats on SOTD!! :D

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Congrats on the spotting of the day.

julia11cc
julia11cc 8 years ago

WOW!!!!!!!! That is unbelieveable!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Golden Jackal
Golden Jackal 8 years ago

the gentle giant of the sea

AnjaliAnantharam
AnjaliAnantharam 8 years ago

Congrats, Jessy .. :) Its a beautiful spotting ..

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

congrats

peter
peter 8 years ago

Congrats Jessy, this incredible spotting was chosen as Spotting of the Day!

"Despite the Whale Shark's intimidating size, it has a reputation for being a gentle giant that is curious and playful around humans."

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JessyZich
JessyZich 8 years ago

It was amazing seeing the shark in the wild, these animals need all the help they can get right now!

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 8 years ago

Thanks for sharing such great pix of an amazing animal!

MundoVivo
MundoVivo 8 years ago

No way! you took this pictures??? wow!! thats amazing!!! I´ve always wanted to swim beside one of those!!!
Awesome pic!

I don't know what to say but as every one else WOW what an amazing thing to see.... that's Magnificent!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

fantastic - so lucky !!!

GeoLeo42
GeoLeo42 8 years ago

Wow, wow and more wow!!!!

JessyZich
JessyZich 8 years ago

Thanks, it was actually a snorkeling encounter, you can do them off the ningaloo reef in Australia!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago

O.O

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 8 years ago

SO incredible, on my must-see list for diving! Fantastic set of pics, it must have been a magical moment :)

LucianaC
LucianaC 8 years ago

Nice!

JessyZich
Spotted by
JessyZich

Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Mar 24, 2010
Submitted on Nov 3, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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