“A minnow of its own kind” is what my friend @andy_mann would call this baby whale shark. I am very used to encounters with the massive adult versions of this fish, but I was completely surprised when the animal whose shape materialized out of the visibility range off of Darwin’s Arch, turned out to be, not a large Galapagos shark, like I had thought, but instead a very tiny whale shark. When I swam up to it, I realized that even though this is still a very large fish, especially when compared to the other fish tailing it, it was no bigger than myself and that it couldn’t have been born more than a few days or weeks ago. This is so uncommon and unreal, I feel really lucky to have shared a few fin strokes with this newborn marvel as it explored its watery home.
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