Monday, April 29, 2013

What an amazing photograph!

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.


1 comment:

Timbo said...

Still looks like it could gum you to death.