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Whale Shark

By Crashingocean
I just had to share this with everyone. I took it with a basic camera in a waterproof case while swimming literally 3 meters away from these magnificent creatures in Ningaloo reef S.W. Australia. This has got to be the most amazing experiences I have ever had. There were three of them, this one was about 7 meters long and all the little fish round it were giving it a good clean. Absolutely awesome. I was just buzzing.
Thanks for looking and I would appreciate your comments.

Tags: Close-up and macro Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: shona, User_Removed, Paintman and 32 more

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12 Apr 2008 9:47PM
Great shot in did.

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User_Removed 11 32 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 9:47PM
You get my vote for bravery! But its also a good piece of work with a basic piece of kit, well done - Jeff
Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 9:48PM
WOW! What a shot. The shark is so clear nose to tail, great visibility and beautiful colour.
elcid 12 150 England
12 Apr 2008 9:50PM
Wow, superb shot, great stuff.

Louise44 10 3 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2008 9:56PM
I can't imagine being that close to something so big, don't think I'd manage to take the shot!! Amazing experience I'm sure. Great capture.
goso 10 2 1 Australia
12 Apr 2008 10:06PM
Excellent capture - I've got an agreement with sharks; I keep out of the ocean, and they keep out of my bath.............Bill
Newtman 10 2 5
12 Apr 2008 10:40PM
Great capture, Karen.
12 Apr 2008 10:58PM
Magic shot. The split between the surface and underneath works nicely.
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
12 Apr 2008 11:01PM
OMG this is a great shot, well done with your capture!
12 Apr 2008 11:59PM
Wonderful image - not one I'm keen to do myself! Sandra
User_Removed Junior Member 10 16 England
13 Apr 2008 12:17AM
Wonderful clear capture
ketch 9 770 50 Turks And Caicos Islands
13 Apr 2008 1:29AM
Wow - we got to swim with turtles and slightly dodgy white tips - bt these guys are something else as is Ningaloo Reef and the whole west coast (we got up to Coral Bay and then Exmouth - amazing place.

By the way smashing shot - very impressed - I am very envious
diver pete 12 71 1 New Zealand
13 Apr 2008 8:43AM
Awesome image. Well done!
I like that you have included the surface in the shot.
chensuriashi Plus
10 240 17 England
13 Apr 2008 2:11PM
Excellent composition Karen bet you will always remember this moment...Awesome...caught on camera...great shooting hope you got a few more of this beautiful creature. Chen.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1832 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 2:16PM
Wow, surely one of your best shots, Karen, and an experience of a lifetime. I love the inclusion of the surface, the light on the shark, the little "cleaner" fish and those wonderful markings. Superb.
markthecat 10 3 England
4 May 2008 7:24PM
Wow excellent shot, A freind of mine is a diving instsructor in thailand and swam and filmed one of these just a few weeks ago, fantastic


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