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  • Honeymoon, July 2011

    When the largest fish on the planet comes at you with it's five foot wide mouth gaping open, the adrenaline pumps through your body like you've never felt it.

    The nice thing about whale sharks are that they're harmless. Knowing that doesn't help to slow your heart rate, especially when you're surrounded by dozens of these marine beasts and you are completely out of your element.

    These three photos aren't of one shark, but of three separate encounters. They were coming at me in all directions, usually with their mouths wide open. The giants would come straight toward me, as if they intended to swallow me right up, and at the last minute they'd dive down until they disappeared into the cloudy plankton filled water.

    One must have an incredible amount of respect for a 30 foot, 9 ton animal that has the power to end you at any moment, but instead decides to have mutual respect for your life.
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