Alex Mustard - Whale Shark World

Alex Mustard - Whale Shark World

After shooting 1000s of photos of whale sharks in August, I really have to share at least one more on the blog. Here I shot with a circular fisheye in an attempt to give my portfolio of pictures more variety. I placed the shark off centre and waited for its tail to swing around to that it formed a pleasing shape with the side of the frame.

The whale shark aggregation at Isla Mujeres really is amazing. It is said that Jacques Cousteau only saw two whale sharks in his entire life. If you look in the background of this picture you'll see there are four in this frame (luckily the background ones are far enough into the blue that they do not distract from the image. Too many whale sharks was a problem I'd never thought I'd have!

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Posted on 13.09.2012
Photo info - 06.08.2012: NIKON D7000, 5 mm, ISO 200, f 11, 1/125 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Isla Mexico Mujeres Rhincodon typus underwater whale shark wildlife photography
Alex Mustard - Whale Shark World

Alex Mustard - Whale Shark World

After shooting 1000s of photos of whale sharks in August, I really have to share at least one more on the blog. Here I shot with a circular fisheye in an attempt to give my portfolio of pictures more variety. I placed the shark off centre and waited for its tail to swing around to that it formed a pleasing shape with the side of the frame.

The whale shark aggregation at Isla Mujeres really is amazing. It is said that Jacques Cousteau only saw two whale sharks in his entire life. If you look in the background of this picture you'll see there are four in this frame (luckily the background ones are far enough into the blue that they do not distract from the image. Too many whale sharks was a problem I'd never thought I'd have!

Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Posted on 13.09.2012
Photo info - 06.08.2012: NIKON D7000, 5 mm, ISO 200, f 11, 1/125 sec
Tags: Alex Mustard Isla Mexico Mujeres Rhincodon typus underwater whale shark wildlife photography