Walhai Heckflosse

Walhai

Unfassbar beeindruckende Bilder hat Taucherin Lara Dakers aus dem Golf von Thailand mitgebracht. Der Walhai mitsamt seinem Gefolge aus Putzerfischen ist ein Anblick, der richtig Lust macht, tauchen zu lernen. Und in den Urlaub zu fahren. Ciao!

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. . #shotongates with #canon . Music is 'Evergreen' . #whaleshark #whale #shark #endangered #kohtao #thailand #seasia #conservation #fish #scubadiving #diving #wow #favorite #special #cool #onceinalifetime #videooftheday #padi @gates.underwater @natgeo @maestro320 @padi @filmcokohtao @fathomlesslife @discover.ocean @angels.of.the.sea @the_barefootwalker

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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!?!? .