THE WHALE SHARKS OF CENDERAWASIH BAY –TWO WORLDS

RUNNER-UP, Our Impact

WHALE SHARKS

RHINCODON TYPUS

In Cenderawasih Bay the squid fishermen are stationed for months on a rickety wooden platform a few miles from the coast. The deviation of the fish attracts whale sharks, which seem to appreciate this unusual delicacy. Whale sharks for local people are synonymous with good luck and are treated like real puppies.

Cenderawasih Bay, Irian Jaya, Indonesia
Olympus E PL-1, Panasonic 7–14mm f/4.0 micro four thirds, 1/20, f/16, ISO 100, 10 BAR underwater housing

by Alex Varani