Sunday, 4 September 2011

Whale Shark at Coral Bay Western Australia

This shot was taken at Coral Bay, which is around 1000Km north of Perth in Western Australia. The Whale Sharks migrate up the coast from April to June each year and this one was a juvenile at around 7 - 8 metres in length. We went out on a boat for the day and a spotter plane radioed the location of the Whale Shark when one was found. We spent about an hour swimming with it and there are strict rules about staying behind and to the side and not approaching too closely. A truly humbling experience to spend time with this majestic creature. Coral Bay is a remote location but a great holiday spot as the fish and coral are prolific and safely accessible directly from the beach!!

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