Swimming with whale sharks in Baja
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Swimming with whale sharks in Baja

Don’t worry: These swimmers won’t be eaten by that whale shark, which doesn’t have teeth and feeds on plankton and krill. Visitors can swim with the behemoths here in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur.

 (Fideicomiso de Turismo de Baja California Sur)

A whale shark and human are seen from below in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz, Mexico.

 (Fideicomiso de Turismo de Baja California )

A person swims alongside a whale shark in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz, Mexico.

 (Fideicomiso de Turismo de Baja California Sur)

A swimmer gets a closer look at a whale shark in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz, Mexico.

 (Edmund Vallance )

A shark statue rises on the Promenade in La Paz, Mexico.

 (Edmund Vallance)

A whale shark passes a boat in the Sea of Cortez off La Paz, Mexico.

 (Fideicomiso de Turismo de Baja California Sur)
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