Retired Japanese Olympic synchronized swimmer Saho Harada poses balletically inside a shoal of tuna in Malta.
Photo by Kurt Arrigo
Young whale shark in Djibouti’s coastal waters by Thomas P. Peschak
In the dead of night, the young whale shark was feeding close to the surface. The challenge for Tom was to capture an image of it. The whale sharks in this area of the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti, eastern Africa, feed at night on zooplankton attracted to the lights of small fishing boats. These lights were too dim to allow Tom to photograph without a flash, but a flash would have disturbed the shark. So from his boat, he hung an additional light just above the water.
Polar Bear at the Ice Cave of Diergaarde Blijdorp, a Zoo in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Photo by Noraly Avalon
David Castro taking a shot at an awesome courtship swarm of Bigeye fish at Cabo Pulmo, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Caption provided by Octavio Aburto (via National Geographic Photo Contest 2012)
Indian elephant swimming underwater at the Andaman Islands.
Captured by Steve Bloom, 2006
Golden Jellyfish from Great Migrations series on National Geographic.