Sunday, April 22, 2012

Whale Shark, Gulf of Tadjoura (National Geographic)

Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak, National Geographic
In winter young whale sharks come to feed on plankton in the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Tadjoura, off the arid coast of Djibouti. The world's largest fish—weighing more than an elephant—is becoming a symbol of Arabia's bountiful, but largely unprotected, marine heritage.