This jaguar seems rather angry at the size of the piece of fish it has in its paw 🐾 extraordinary capture by @brookimage ! Although I must say I am slightly bamboozled by how one can get this close to a jag - what’s the story behind this image ? 💘 Follow @Michael_M._Mahmood for more 😉
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Just over a year ago I had a very special first time encounter with a Whale Shark at Chumphon Pinnacle, Koh Tao. I have met several Whale Sharks since then but this is still the stand out favourite underwater moment. Whale Shark season is just around the corner here in Koh Tao, wonder how many I'll get to see this year!?!? .
This has also been my most successful post so far with this particular clip from a much longer film being the focus of a lot of attention. A year on from its original posting and I am still tagged daily with people sharing and commenting. A quick round up tally and it has been viewed over 10 million times over so many pages and platforms including Ladbible! Wow, I did not see that coming! I'm so glad that this moment has been able to be shared and enjoyed by so many around the world. Please continue to share this love of our beloved whale sharks, they need our attention and conservation efforts to survive. Say no to single use plastic as so much of it eventually ends up in our seas which is bad news for filter feeders like whale sharks! .
The iconic whale shark, the largest fish in the sea, was reclassified as an endangered species back in August 2016 due to recent declines in its population. The number of whale shark has more than halved over the last 75 years, with legal and illegal fishing, entrapment in fishing gear, and collisions with boats responsible for the most deaths, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). No one knows how many whale sharks are left, but rough estimates put their numbers somewhere in the tens of thousands worldwide. .
Fishing again this weekend. Headed to a beach near Lake Tyres after getting a tip from a friend that it was running hot!! Here I'm hooked up to a Bronze Whaler Shark, fighting it to shore. Fifteen minutes into it and I have him in the wash. Less than 20 seconds later, he's freed himself from the hook and heading back out to see. Literally the one that got away!
Click through the link in my bio to read more about this latest fishing adventure!
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"I waited quietly, patiently, observing as she swam up to the dead sperm whale carcass and then slowly to me passing close enough I gently put my hand out to maintain a small space so her girth could pass. I know some people criticize touch but what some don’t realize is that sometimes sharks seek touch, she swam away escorted by two rough-toothed dolphins who danced around her over to one of my @oneoceandiving shark research vessels and proceeded to use it as a scratching post, passing up feeding for another need. I wish more people would have a connection with sharks and the natural world, because then they would understand that it’s not petting sharks or pushing them off to maintain a respectable space that is hurting sharks (because trust me if she didn’t like being pet she can handle and communicate 🦈) it’s the wasteful and cruel practice of grabbing and catching sharks to cut off their fins (which slowly kills them) for #sharkfinsoup in a process called #sharkfinning or the wasteful #sharkfishing or #sharksportfishing If it bothers you that I touched the shark please click on one of the hashtags above and leave them a negative comment first 😉 #HelpSaveSharks Vid shot on my @gopro out with @oneoceandiving with @juansharks ❤️ @mermaid_kayleigh 💙 @camgrantphotography ❤️ @forrest.in.focus 💙 @oneoceanresearch@oneoceanglobal@waterinspired@oneoceansharks@oneoceanhawaii@oneoceaneducation 🤙🏽 🤙🏽🦈
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