15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Passing In The Depths

These two whale sharks were both sub-adult males. The were found swimming in the waters of West Papua, attracted to the offshore fishing platforms known locally as 'bagans'.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Nabire, Papua, Indonesia
Camera: Canon PowerShot G16
Copyright: © Katy Laveck Foster