Photo of the Day

February 27, 2018

Gentle Giant

Off the coast of Western Australia, a bait ball of small fish makes way for a whale shark. Whale sharks are the largest non-mammalian vertebrates in the animal kingdom, with an adult weighing an average of 9 tons. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Tom Cannon, National Geographic Your Shot

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