The Hunger: Whale Sharks in Cendrawasih Bay

In a place called Cendrawasih Bay in West Papua, whale sharks congregate in great numbers to feed in the rich waters. Filter feeding on small fish and plankton these sharks have a healthy appetite and very rarely stop eating for anything. But the reason they are so abundant is because the local fisherman share their catch with these giants and now the sharks know they can sometimes get an easy feed from the fisherman on the Began’s. Being in the water with several hungry whale sharks that have no concern for your personal space is hectic to say the least. they will literally squeeze you out of the way to get to the bait fish caught in the nets. Truly a spectacular event to witness, just watch you don’t get knocked out by these pushy giants.

whale sharks Cendrawasih Bay