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Rhincodon Collection

The majestic Rhincodon typus, commonly known as the Whale Shark, is a sight to behold in the crystal-clear waters of Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia

Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia

Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) viewed from above, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) viewed from above, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Remoras (Remora sp. ) hitchhiking on the tail of a large (13-15m) female whale shark

Remoras (Remora sp. ) hitchhiking on the tail of a large (13-15m) female whale shark
Remoras (Remora sp.) hitchhiking on the tail of a large (13-15m) female whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swims in open water. Wolf Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark in the blue

Whale shark in the blue
Entre le mois d'octobre et Novembre, les requins baleines viennent en nombre se nourrir pres des cotes de Madagascar, et notament pres de l'ile de Nosy be.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) close to the camera with a golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) close to the camera with a golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon speciosus) and outline of another whale shark behind, in the plankton-rich green waters of La Paz bay

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Cenderawasih Bay

Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and Golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) front view portrait, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) front view portrait, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) with shoal of anchovies staying near to avoid predation

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) with shoal of anchovies staying near to avoid predation. Los Roques, Venezuela. Caribbean

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) mouth open filter feeding at the surface, Quintana Roo

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) mouth open filter feeding at the surface, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico, Caribbean Sea

Background imageRhincodon Collection: RF - Split level photo of a Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding at the surface

RF - Split level photo of a Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding at the surface. Isla Mujeres, Yucatan Mexico. Caribbean Sea

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), an endangered species, feeding on zooplankton in nutrient-rich

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus), an endangered species, feeding on zooplankton in nutrient-rich murky water, being followed by a school of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum), Adang-Rawi Archipelago, Satun

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pectoral fin and skin markings detail, Triton Bay, West Papua

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) pectoral fin and skin markings detail, Triton Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding close to fishermens boats in the early morning, Triton Bay

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding close to fishermens boats in the early morning, Triton Bay, West Papua, Indonesia, Pacific Ocean

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark and sun

Whale shark and sun
Un requin baleine photographiA© en contre jour. Comme si il cherchait A┬á gober le soleil.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Black and Whale Shark

Black and Whale Shark
Un requin baleine et ses remoras en vue de dessus.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark escorted by a school of bonito

Whale shark escorted by a school of bonito
EscortA© par un banc de bonite, un requin baleine me fait face. Un moment aussi A©phA©mA┬¿re que magnifique.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Face to Face with a whale shark

Face to Face with a whale shark
Un face A┬á face avec le plus gros poisson du monde : un requin baleine. Celui ci mesure environ 9 mA┬¿tres de long. C'est l'un des plus gros que nous ayons vu lors de notre sA©jour

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale Shark on split level

Whale Shark on split level
Une photo en mi air mi eau avec ce requin baleine.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Tuna Shoal and whale shark

Tuna Shoal and whale shark
Un requin baleine et ses remoras suivant un banc de thon.. Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark : The biggest fish of the world

Whale shark : The biggest fish of the world
Une photo en mi air mi eau de ce magnifique requin baleine dans les eaux de Nosy Be. . Barathieu Gabriel

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark and Tuna shoal

Whale shark and Tuna shoal
Un requin baleine nageant avec un banc de bonite. Les requins baleines se reunnissent en nombre pour filtrer dans les chasses de thon

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Large Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swimming over a reef

Large Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) swimming over a reef. Wolf Island, Galapagos National Park, Galapagos Islands. East Pacific Ocean

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) near surface, viewed from above, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) near surface, viewed from above, Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua. Indonesia

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Hawaii, Whale Shark Backlit By Sunburst (Rhincodon Typus) Silhouette

Hawaii, Whale Shark Backlit By Sunburst (Rhincodon Typus) Silhouette

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whaleshark (Rhincodon typus) swimming and filtering fish eggs from the water

Whaleshark (Rhincodon typus) swimming and filtering fish eggs from the water. A behaviour known as ram-feeding. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico. Caribbean Sea

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Portrait of Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) at the surface. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo

Portrait of Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) at the surface. Isla Mujeres, Quintana Roo, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico. Caribbean Sea

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) mouth open feeding at the surface, Isla Mujeres

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) mouth open feeding at the surface, Isla Mujeres, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico. Caribbean Sea

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Galapagos Islands. Darwin Island and Arch, Galapagos

Whale shark (Rhincodon typus) Galapagos Islands. Darwin Island and Arch, Galapagos

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) bottle feeding, by floating stationary

Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) bottle feeding, by floating stationary, upright in the water and gulping in food, in the plankton rich, green waters of La Paz bay. La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Background imageRhincodon Collection: Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) & Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus)

Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) & Golden Trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) Cenderawasih Bay West Papua Indonesia

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Picture No. 10882800
Whaleshark - with diver (Rhincodon typus ) Date:

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Picture No. 10767332
Whale Shark - with divers (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10900427
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10900426
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10900429
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10900428
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10878947
Whale Shark - with researcher taking measurements underwater (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10878945
Whale Shark - aerial view of immature with snorkelers (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10878946
Whale Shark - with tourist (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10767886
Whale Shark - Snorkeller touching Whale shark. Cameraman films shark with Pilot fish and snorkeller. (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10767882
Whale Shark - Shark in silhouette with snorkeller and photographer. (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10767881
Whale Shark - with pilot fish and Remora / Sucker Fish and with snorkeller. This shark bears the healed wounds of having been hit by a large boat in past years. (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10767854
Whale Shark - Ron Taylor filming a giant Whale shark with a school of pilot fish (Gnathanodon speciosus) leading the way. (Rhincodon typus) Date:

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Picture No. 10767716
Whale Shark - With Snorkeller (Rhincodon typus) Date:



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The majestic Rhincodon typus, commonly known as the Whale Shark, is a sight to behold in the crystal-clear waters of Cenderawasih Bay, West Papua, Indonesia. With its enormous size reaching up to 13-15 meters in length, this gentle giant glides gracefully through the ocean depths. A unique feature of these magnificent creatures is their symbiotic relationship with Remoras (Remora sp. ), who hitchhike on their tails. These small fish find safety and nourishment by attaching themselves to the massive body of the female whale shark. Intriguingly, golden trevally fish (Gnathanodon) can often be seen swimming alongside these gentle giants. They form a beautiful contrast against the backdrop of Cenderawasih Bay's turquoise waters. To avoid predation, shoals of anchovies seek refuge near these colossal creatures. The whale shark's presence provides protection from potential threats lurking beneath the surface. Witnessing a feeding spectacle is truly awe-inspiring as you observe the whale shark's mouth wide open at the water's surface. It filters out zooplankton while creating a mesmerizing image that showcases nature's wonders. Sadly, this endangered species faces numerous challenges due to habitat degradation and overfishing. However, efforts are being made worldwide to protect and conserve these incredible creatures for future generations. Exploring Triton Bay in West Papua reveals intricate details of pectoral fins and skin markings unique to each individual whale shark. This close encounter allows us to appreciate their beauty up close while raising awareness about their conservation needs. Let us cherish every encounter with these magnificent beings and work together towards preserving our oceans' biodiversity for years to come.