Alex Kydd (Western Australia)
Whale Shark Feast
Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
Nikon D810, Sigma 15mm f2.8 EX DG diagonal fisheye, 1/250, f/11, ISO 250, freediving
A rare sighting of a whale shark feeding on a large school of baitfish. Whale sharks are not often documented feeding on schools of baitfish as they’re most seen filter feeding. This is the first time I have seen this behaviour after five years of photographing these animals on the reef.
This high-quality digital photograph is presented on 500x700mm, 310gsm, Ilford Galerie ‘Smooth Pearl’ paper, without the watermark copyright.