Whale shark aggregation near Isla Mujeres, Mexico


A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeds in a bonito spawning event off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico
There's no other way to put it: our first day of photographing the whale shark aggregation off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico, was absolutely epic. Within an hour of leaving port, we found a group of over **300 whale sharks**, all feeding constantly on the huge concentration of fish eggs in the water. I'm exhausted now and don't have time to process and video (I've been shooting both 2D video with the Canon 5D Mark II and 3D video with my custom rig), but I can at least present a few photos (for now -- more later, including 3D, slow-motion whale shark feeding!).


Two whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) feed in a bonito spawning event off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico


A whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeds in a bonito spawning event off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico


A silhouette of a whale shark (Rhincodon typus) feeding in
a bonito spawning event off of Isla Mujeres, Mexico