Monday, July 11, 2011

Swimming with the Whale Sharks

Chasing the whale shark with a camera.
Here comes the whale shark

In Australia we are lucky enough to see some of the most incredible oceanic landscapes on earth. WA's southern Coral Coast is the pinnacle of these boasting a huge range of amazing creatures including whales, dolphins, whale sharks and manta rays.  We saw so many humpback whales I lost count. There were also many turtles hurtling past the boat at an amazing rate. Whale sharks are one of the most majestic creatures in the vast Indian Ocean off the WA coast. It was fabulous to experience the thrill of swimming with these magical creatures. We also snorkelled on the Ningaloo Reef, seeing many beautiful coloured corals as well as hundreds of brightly coloured tropical fish. The highlight was without doubt experiencing the utter magic of a whale shark encounter. Dave took some amazing photos!!

Off we go on our adventure, out into the open sea!

Amazing coral.

Me pursuing the whale sharks.
Another close-up!
They are magnificent creatures.