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Whale shark / Domino

Rhincodon typus


Photo taken open sea near Isla mujeres mexico. Is a slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. The largest confirmed individual had a length of 12.65 mt and a weight of more than 21.5 tonnes , and there are unconfirmed reports of considerably larger whale sharks. Claims of individuals over 14 mt long and weighing at least 30 tonnes are not uncommon.


The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Although whale sharks have very large mouths, as filter feeders they feed mainly, though not exclusively, on plankton, which are microscopic plants and animals.

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Scott and animaisfotos!

ScottHarte 8 years ago

Great shot with a nice big whale shark!
Can you also put my new shark mission?

animaisfotos 8 years ago

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Vipin

vipin.baliga 8 years ago

My God...!!!
Such a beauty...!!!
Thanks a lot for showing me this.. :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Alin And Fedra

FedraGosselin 8 years ago


alin 8 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Ismael

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 8 years ago


Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Thanks Lisa yes very lucky
Thanks Marta for your grate comments.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

In Holbox? Is an excellent place to see whale sharks, I recommend it :-)

LisaPalmerFleming 8 years ago

Lucky you!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Spotted on Sep 3, 2011
Submitted on Dec 29, 2011

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