Photos copyright Tim Nicholson.
Whale Shark (Rhincodon typus) and snorkellers
Whale sharks are found in all tropical and warm seas except the Mediterranean. Ecotourism offering swimming or diving with Whale Sharks has developed in many countries including at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, Donsol in the Philippines, Placencia in Belize and Isla Contoy in Mexico. In all these areas, and in other countries like the Maldives, India, Thailand and Malaysia, the Whale Shark is protected.
The Underwater Photographer: Digital and Traditional Techniques by Martin Edge, Paperback, 536 pages (2009)