A whale of a time

A whale shark—the biggest fish in the sea—swims along, “extremely curious” about his observers. Your Shot photographer David Robinson, who researches whale shark ecology, captured this image in Qatar on a day with “great visibility” in an area with waters that are usually full of plankton.
Reblogged from National Geographic

Blue lagoon

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While walking along the shore of Larak, Iran—an island in the Persian Gulf—Your Shot member Pooyan Shadpoor came across the luminous scene in the photo above. The “magical lights of [the] plankton … enchanted me so that I snapped the shot,” he writes.

Many of these photos were submitted to Your Shot, our storytelling community where members can take part in photo assignments, get expert feedback, be published, and more

Reblogged from National Geographic