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    Interaction between whale sharks and local fishermen in the Cenderwasih, Papua Indonesia. In this very remote location, whale sharks have learnt to co-exist with the fishermen. It's a fragile existence where whale sharks are under constant threat from transient fishermen who are only interested in their fins. Last year, there was some trouble with villagers & as such the dive boats have stopped visiting that area. I pray that the whale sharks will stay safe without the income from dive operators
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 20
    Lighting 13
    Creativity 15
    Story 13

    Beautifully captured moment that reminds us to think about and engage in our critical and fragile relationship with our environment.

    Erika Larsen
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Oct 16, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2014
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3S
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec
    Aperture: f/11
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © Tracey Jennings
    Categories: People, Travel, Underwater
    Assignments: Saving Our Oceans, Voices of the Parks, Pristine Seas, Unexpected Discoveries, Sense of Place
    Contests: 2015 Traveler Photo Contest