while swimming in isolated waters 300 miles south west of cabo san lucas, mexico, david valencia spotted this thirty five foot female whale shark ensnared in a line six inches thick that was digging into her skin and, given the growth of anemones and gooseneck barnacles, had clearly been there for a long time. though worried she would swim away, his friend, dani, was able to slowly approach her, grab hold of the line despite the strong current, and eventually cut it off.
❝ If you spent your life concentrating on what everyone else thought of you, would you forget who you really were? What if the face you showed the world turned out to be a mask… with nothing beneath it? ❞