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Marokintana, or "Many Stars" as the threatened Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) is known in Madagascar, is the largest fish on the planet. It is protected only in certain countries and still hunted in many parts of the world. The great size (over 8 meters long), hypnotic beauty and gentile nature of this Marokintana will forever live in my mind as one of the most memorable wildlife encounters of my life.

Maputaland Marine Reserve, iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa.

Nikon D300s. Nikon 12-24mm.
ISO 800. f5.6 @ 1/750 Sec.
Lexar media.
Ewa Marine Underwater Housing.

© Dana Allen

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