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    Photograph taken during an excursion to the Teluk Cenderawasih National Park, a three-hour drive from Nabire, West Papua. Here, around these fishing platforms, you can swim with these beautiful animals. The experience leaves you breathless and in the beginning I was the only one in the water with four whale sharks, then I was joined by a group of Indonesian tourists, who tend to touch and cling to the fishes, in fact unnerving them.
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    I love it Marco — that whale shark is enormous in comparison to the fishing platform, I love that sense of scale. I can only imagine how awestruck those tourists must be, seeing this scene from above the water. What I really love is that you are sharing this experience from the water, splitting the frame in two. I love the curvature of the water. I love this moment. Well done.

    David Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Sep 8, 2018
    Date Uploaded: Sep 26, 2018
    Camera: GoPro HERO6 Black
    Focal Length: 3 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/700 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Marco Zaffignani
    Categories: Adventure, Animals, Underwater
    Assignments: For National Geographic's Photo of the Day, Celebrating the Planet, My Best Photos of 2018, Beauty & Awe, My Best Photos of September 2018