Explore the enigmatic world of Darwin Island, a remote outpost in the Galapagos archipelago where time seems to stand still. Here, amidst the ancient remnants of a crumbling volcano, a mysterious phenomenon unfolds—the annual migration of giant whale sharks.

These majestic creatures, the largest fish to ever roam the seas, converge near a natural arch to the south of the island, drawing the attention of scientists from the Galapagos National Park. Tasked with tracking these behemoths, the researchers embark on a mission to place tracking devices on the thick skins of the pregnant female whale sharks, shedding light on their elusive movements and migratory patterns.

Led by naturalist and photographer Jonathan Green, who has dedicated over two decades to studying the Galapagos, the team navigates the waters with a sense of awe and wonder. Despite their imposing size and presence, whale sharks remain shrouded in mystery, with scientists knowing more about smaller creatures like mice and ants.

Belonging to a class of cartilaginous fish, whale sharks can grow up to 18 meters in length and weigh an astonishing 30 tons. With a lifespan of around 70 years, they traverse the oceans, feeding on plankton and small fish. Yet, crucial aspects of their lives, such as mating and birthing locations, remain elusive, posing a challenge for conservation efforts.

In a groundbreaking collaboration between science and filmmaking, “Galapagos: Realm of Giant Sharks” utilizes cutting-edge high-resolution photography to offer unprecedented access to the hidden world of these ocean giants. Join us on a captivating journey into the depths of the Galapagos, where mysteries abound and discoveries await.

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