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#1 Don Silcock

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 02:34 AM

Last November I spent two weeks in Tofo, Mozambique - my first trip to SE Africa, but not my last I suspect...

Tofo's reputation for mantas & whale sharks was the main attraction, but there was a lot more to see as well and I really enjoyed the whole trip. I have finally completed editing all the images and have put a new image gallery up on my site.

Here's the best whale shark image.

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 08:04 AM

Love this. I was just in Mapatu.

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#3 Don Silcock

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 01:22 PM

Love this. I was just in Mapatu.



Yes, Mozambique is an intriguing place.... I will definitely go back there as there appears to be a LOT of good diving!

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 12:20 AM

holy moly. how big was that thing?

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 11:22 AM

holy moly. how big was that thing?


Actually, not that big.... the Tofo area is rich in plankton all year round, apparently because of a counter current to the south that draws up nutient rich waters from a deep basin, so there is a constant supply of plankton. Research in the area indicates that it is an important feeding area for relatively maturing whale sharks in the 5-10m range.

The one in the image was about 5m but was very close and the fish-eye lens and the passing Norwegian surgeon/snorkeler make it look a lot bigger.

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:50 PM

So you had pretty good visibility!. When we were there it was a bit murky..
Great shots

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Posted 22 February 2011 - 01:46 AM

So you had pretty good visibility!. When we were there it was a bit murky..
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Thanks! The visibility was variable to be honest - some days were down to a couple of metres and other days 15-20m. I went in November as I had heard that was the best all round time to go.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 12:47 AM

Thanks! The visibility was variable to be honest - some days were down to a couple of metres and other days 15-20m. I went in November as I had heard that was the best all round time to go.

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:12 AM

Great photos, thanks for sharing! What the heck is that spotted shark with the huge caudal fin, beady eyes, and a face that looks like a cuddly plush toy?! I've never seen that species before. Please ID!

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 02:18 AM

Great photos, thanks for sharing! What the heck is that spotted shark with the huge caudal fin, beady eyes, and a face that looks like a cuddly plush toy?! I've never seen that species before. Please ID!



Hi, you mean this one below - it's a leopard shark I believe....

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 05:18 AM

If it wasnt for the Whale Sharks I would have mistaken the Mozambique gallery as Byron Bay, Australia.

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