Photo of the Day

Whale shark swimming underwater
November 14, 2010

Whale Shark, Australia

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Huge, docile whale sharks live in oceans around the world, but no one knows where they breed, their migration routes, or even how many there are. Whale sharks owe their name to their size: up to 65 feet (20 meters) long and 37 tons.

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Photograph by Brian Skerry, National Geographic
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