A magnificent and unique split-level image showing a colossal whale shark just beneath a small yacht is being passed around on Facebook, with some users expressing skepticism about its authenticity. That's mainly because there was little or no detail about the image, but Shawn Heinrichs, who captured the image last week at Isla Mujeres in Mexico, assures that it's genuine. Cancun Mexico, Whales Sharks, Whale Sharks, Luxury Yachts, Boats, Ocean Liner, Isla Mujeres, Photography, Animal Photos
Whale Shark - A slow-moving filter feeding shark and the largest extant fish species. The whale shark holds many records for sheer size in the animal kingdom, most notably being by far the largest living non-mammalian vertebrate, rivaling many of the largest dinosaurs in weight. The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea with a lifespan of about 70 years. Inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas and primarily pelagic. Estimated at 30-50ft normally.