Whale Shark Ahead!
- Leace (292)
- [2007-10-19 13:19]
fascinating story! what an experience that must have been - and to have been able to capture a great picture too.
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-10-19 23:57]
First of all, a warm welcome to TN. : )
What an amazing adventure you have had with all those whale sharks.
They have always fascinated me with their huge size and peaceful demeanor.
This is an amazing and rare shot of this gigantic shark coming at you,
with all those smaller fish swimming in front.
Looking forward to seeing more of your fascinating images.
Thank you for sharing.
- NellyD (1783)
- [2007-10-20 9:32]
That's a very good picture and a really interesting story to read. It's great to see sharks like this here, so thanks for sharing both the picture and story and welcome to TN!
- SelenE (13972)
- [2007-10-25 23:19]
Whale sharks are amazing creatures. I had a chance to swim with a young one in Galapagos Islands. I approached him from above and held his first dorsal fin, and we swam together for a couple of minutes.
I liked the photo a lot. TFS
- alfhwa (93)
- [2007-11-05 17:58]
Really like your shot, specially while reading your comments. I can't imagine how amazing was to encounter such creatures swimming very next to you (I can tell you I once met a Tarpon, and was amazed by its size, but nothing compared to the whale shark monstruosity).
Question: what are the other fishes swimming around the whale shark?
Congratulations for the picture and for having such an amazing experience.
- meyerd (7531)
- [2008-01-05 11:09]
what an incredible picture you treat us with, Margo. It's not just the Shark, it's all the many pilot fishes that riveted me to the screen. The picture is well composed, the big animal's tail disappears into darkness, this gives a good idea about its tremendous size. Well done, Margo and thanks for sharing.
I wonder why you attributed only 80 kB to the JPG picture when you are allowed by TN to go to 200kB. The contrast could be somewhat improved in PS.
My best regards to you,
- deud (2540)
- [2008-11-06 22:30]
wow! great shot! unbelievable!
very well done.
- caroze (109)
- [2008-12-24 16:52]
Thrilling story+pic,love to see and hear more about your adventures! Take care, CarOze
- zeca (2887)
- [2009-02-09 6:56]
I saw this nice picture in the TN's first page and as a amateur u/w photographer I couldn´t resist to write you some words. The photo is very nice, with lots of remoras helping the composition where we see the entire whale-shark. Very lucky you to dive with such a wonderful animal. Congratulations for this great capture!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2009-02-09 7:22]
Excellent rare shot of this handsome whale shark. These incredible creatures were caught close to Gujarat till recently by local fishermen & killed ruthlessly for their blubber & flesh. Thanks to the WWF & campaign, run by the Wildlife Trust of India and the International Fund for Animal Welfare, with support from the Tata Chemicals Ltd and the Gujarat Forest Department has resulted in 56 documented releases of whale sharks on the western Indian Gujarat coast where they migrate in winters from Africa. TFS.
PS: Refer http://www.indiaprwire.com/pressrelease/environmental-services/2008070610879.htm