Saturday was indeed my lucky day… After 250+ dives, I finally saw a whale shark up close and personal!! It’s an amazing experience, being so close to something so awesome.

UserCamera: Canon PowerShot S60
Location: Anambas
Strobe: Built-in Flash
Taxonomy: Fish
EXIFCamera model: Canon PowerShot S60
Date: 29 July 2006
Time: 12:56:51
Exposure Time: 1/250
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Bias: -2 0/3 stop
Focal Length: 5.8125 mm
Exposure Mode: Manual exposure
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Manual white balance
Software: Adobe Photoshop 7.0

Score: 3.81 (21 votes)

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8 Responses to “Whale shark’s suprise visit”

  1. Alexandra Sutopo says:

    wuaaaaaaaaaah….congrats rene!!! i envy you…hix…
    remoranya banyaaaak ya….nggilani

  2. Tom F. Chandra says:


  3. Yusmar Yahaya says:

    Excellent!!! btw, where was this one taken?

  4. Irene Pramudito says:

    This was at the Seven Skies wreck, South China Sea. Thanks for the kind comments :)

  5. Imran Ahmad says:

    Finally Seven skies, she has been one of the best places to spot whale sharks and manta ray.. i guess ur bless to have seen it there.. I think you have more shots of her from different angles.. It’s indeed a nice Suprise…

  6. Erwin Kodiat says:

    Technically quite good in terms of lighting and color … if only you get better angle …. anyhow, this encounter doesn’t happen everyday :)

  7. Irene Pramudito says:

    I have more pictures but this is the clearest and I was within touching distance to the shark. In fact it slapped my arm with its tail :)

  8. Pandu Sariyadi says:

    It would be better if there is a human presence so we can have a comparison how huge this creature really is. (Ketemu aja udah bagus.. yach.. !! congrats yak)

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