20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Which way did he go?

While scuba diving in Tubbataha, a Unesco World Heritage Site in the Philippines, a baby whale shark happened to show up and spent time going around to each and every diver. What was so funny is that it seemed to like to play a bit of hide 'n seek with some of us. In this shot, he was hiding behind the photographer who was fervently looking for the whale shark, all the while it was right behind her. I thought that was funny, and nearly flooded my mask giggling when I took this shot. How can you miss something that big?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Tubbataha, Philippines
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Susan Meldonian