WHALE SHARK

RUNNER-UP, MONOCHROME

WHALE SHARK

RHINCODON TYPUS

In remote West Papua a whale shark feeds. I positioned myself to capture the sunbeams and waited for the whale shark to swim below. The whale shark is the largest living fish, listed as vulnerable and threatened by the shark-finning industry, vessel strike and as bycatch in net fishing.

Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia

Nikon D3S, Nikon 16mm fisheye, 1/400, f/6.3, ISO 500, Seacam housing

by Tracey Jennings