Whale Shark at Ningaloo Reef

Just back from Ningaloo Reef off North West Cape, a remote and wondrous corner of Western Australia. Essentially a desert with a fringing coral reef, it is one of the world’s best places to encounter whale sharks, the largest fish in the sea. I’m publishing a feature article about the experience soon; meanwhile here’s a snap of a 4.5m specimen (one of three whale sharks I managed to snorkel with) taken on a disposable underwater camera. And yes, that’s my damn finger in the corner.