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wetpixe whale sharks 2015 Isla Mujeres

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#1 adamhanlon

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 10:56 AM

Greetings from the Hotel Playa la Media Luna in Isla Mujeres, Mexico!

 

Welcome to the forum thread for the 2015 Wetpixel Whale sharks trips. Our first group is leaving today, and we are in the process of welcoming the group for the second trip. This topic will be the place to post images from the trip and share experiences from what is undoubtedly one of nature's great events.

 

Every year many whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) gather in the waters between the islands of Isla Mujeres and Contoy to feast on the eggs of the little tunny (Euthynnus alletteratusthat spawn in the sea. This gathering has been going on for a long time and it presents an amazing opportunity to see and document large numbers of whale sharks behaving entirely naturally. Wetpixel has been running trips to explore the aggregation for the past 7-8 years and we are planing out trips for 2016 already! These are typically oversubscribed, so if you are interested, please get in contact via PM or email.

 

Here are a few images to seed the thread!

 

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Trip leader Cristian Dimitrius hiding from the whale sharks!

 

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The big (and small) guns!

 

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Our amazing first group almost doing a Mexican wave!


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