Newly released photos show a mass gathering of whale sharks, a rare occurrence for this species of fish. Whale sharks grow up to 40 feet in length, making them the world’s largest fish. They are known for traveling alone and feasting upon “plankton and other small prey.”
These photos, taken in 2009 near Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, show more than 400 whale sharks together in one spot to devour newly hatched tunny fish. Click here to see the entire gallery.
We wrote about whale sharks and the world’s other largest animals in our October 1979 issue. Click here to check it out.