Whale sharks are truly magnificent creatures and not just for their striking appearance. They call them ‘gentle giants’ because they are the largest fish on the planet and on the other hand, completely harmless to humans. What more, whale sharks attract many tourists who want to experience swimming alongside these gentle giants.
This diving team was amazed when a whale shark approached them, but soon everything got an unexpected turn. They noticed that this beautiful creature is in desperate need of help. A huge commercial fishing rope was wrapped around the animal, cutting into its fins.
Rescue did not take long, but it was obvious that the animal was suffering for a long time. Watching this gentle giant finally swimming free made me feel warm around my heart.