The touching relationship between a fisherman and a very sociable whale SHARK

Like giant goldfish, these massive whale sharks don’t mind being fed hand to mouth by their fishermen friends. Photographed near Oslob in the Philippines, the groundbreaking images show close relationship previously not thought possible. Captured by conservationist Shawn Heinrichs, the once-in-a-lifetime behaviour of the half dozen whale sharks up to 25ft long and the 12 or so fishermen draws gasps of disbelief from casual observers.

The food-based friendship centres around the brine shrimp the fishermen are catching and the trust between man and the world’s largest fish is evident to see.

Read more: DailyMail.co.uk

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Whale Shark Watching operation status based on February 12, 2024, up to date

Please be advised that with the ongoing Northeast Monsoon, whale shark watching activities are serving slowly, affecting whale shark sightings, or an early closure may be implemented for safety reasons. The Northeast Monsoon brings strong winds and rough seas, making visitors and boatmen unsafe and impacting marine life’s movement patterns, including whale sharks. While we strive to provide exceptional whale shark viewing opportunities, we want to highlight that due to reduced sightings, you may not experience the encounter during this period due to the unpredictable nature of marine conditions. We will monitor weather conditions closely and provide updates when operations return to normal. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.