April 22, 2012

Whale Shark, Gulf of Tadjoura

Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Nature and Weather Photos

In winter young whale sharks come to feed on plankton in the nutrient-rich waters of the Gulf of Tadjoura, off the arid coast of Djibouti. The world's largest fish—weighing more than an elephant—is becoming a symbol of Arabia's bountiful, but largely unprotected, marine heritage.

See more pictures from the March 2012 feature story, "The Seas of Arabia."

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