November 16, 2009

Golden eggs

Not from a goose but from a shark—the Whitespotted Bamboo Shark (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), to be exact. Found among the coral reefs of the west Pacific, including the Philippines, this small, one-meter, nocturnal shark lays eggs that are five inches long. These back-lit eggs showing the fascinating development of the shark inside are in the Ang Kalaliman (The Deep) section of the Manila Ocean Park. I assure you that these sharks are very much alive. In fact, the guy in the middle was wriggling so much I had to take several shots before I got one with both his head and tail in the photo.

Whitespotted Bamboo Shark eggs

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23 comments:

Glampinoy said...

Cge pasyal nga din ako sa Ocean park to see the shark's eggs. Nice blog.

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Thanks

bfarr said...

Isn't nature amazing? Great shot, Hilda.

Jacob said...

This is absolutely incredible. I would have no idea what this was without your explanation! Shark eggs! Who'd think that?

Delightful post, Hilda!

Ursel said...

Amazing picture and great information. Absolutely unique! Thank you for sharing it.

arabesque said...

haha! for real? ^0^
scary lil sharks!

Don and Krise said...

I still say you go to some of the coolest places. This photo is great Hilda.

Bergson said...

beautiful animalist photo

Rob and Mandy said...

Wow, that's fantastic!

Olivier said...

c'est surprenant à voir et en même temps cela fait penser a une vraie œuvre d'art.

it is surprising to see and at the same time it sounds like a true work of art.

Vogon Poet said...

This is the oddest of all the odds shots I have ever seen! And a very good image, but I don't like sharks, neither as eggs...

Dina said...

How amazing!! Who would have thought!

And easier than getting an ultrasound, I imagine. :)

Amit Gupta said...

shark eggs....wow...awesome....

the donG said...

there's a new attraction there. the dancing jellyfishes.

katney said...

Those are really intriguing, Hilda.

B SQUARED said...

Fascinating! I've never seen anything like that.

Halcyon said...

Wow! That's a neat display.

Lois said...

That is fascinating Hilda! I think the one in the middle looks a little bit like a tadpole, but that's probably the angle he is at.

Lew said...

reat shot! And a fantastic exhibit. As the shark on the right hatches and swims away, do they add another to the left?

Jarart said...

This is just incredible! I've never seen anything like this.

marley said...

That is very cool! Very!

Cezar and Léia said...

First time in my life that I see something like that!Amazing!
Léia

George said...

Fascinating! This is a wonderful capture!

JM said...

Shark eggs are amazing! Very cool shot, Hilda!