03 August, 2012

Underwater Shots of Whale Sharks

These photos were taken by one of my friends who had an underwater camera.  I just thought I'd share them as my whale shark-watching experience was mainly onboard our banca.

The photo below is a that of a whale shark coming head-on to my friend.  When I was in the water, a similar scene was my scariest moment as when an incoming whale shark opened its mouth, I thought it would suck me in.  

A little trivia before I end this post:  Did you know that whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate, rivaling many of the largest dinosaurs in weight?

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