La Paz, Mexico - Whale Sharks
We woke up early the day after swimming with the seals, to swim with some whale sharks. We headed out in the Catchin’ Moments up the La Paz Channel to the El Mogote Peninsula. We unloaded the dingy and took off toward a big dark shadow. We got the dingy in front of him and we slid off the side, camera in hand. These creatures are unbelievably massive and we were swimming with some relatively small ones, the longest being 30 feet. They were feeding on plankton in only about 15 feet of water in the harbor. Diving in front of there wide open five foot mouth was a little intimidating at first. These gentle giants were a memory I will never forget.