Christmas Island, Western Australia
$1,500.00 – $4,500.00
Looking out into the dark abyss on an overcast day it was the beginning of the dive and I was in 25m of water. I caught a glimpse of a large creature on the move swimming into the current and I gently followed. The whale shark stayed deep and I dropped down to 35m hoping to get close enough to capture an image. I was swimming hard into the current, breathing heavily, as this magnificent creature slowly rose up from the deep and gave me a small window to frame the shot and click the shutter before she powered away from me back out into the deep blue. Whale sharks are on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species and listed as Endangered with populations decreasing.