Ajax loader
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in Cookie Policy.

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

Search results for: Unnatural

COSTA RICA-ANIMALS/CROCODILES
RTX700E6
July 18, 2019
A butterfly flies over a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the highest crocodile...
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A butterfly flies over a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the highest crocodile...
A butterfly flies over a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the highest crocodile population in the world, in Tarcoles, province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
COSTA RICA-ANIMALS/CROCODILES
RTX700DZ
July 18, 2019
A butterfly is seen above the eye of a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the...
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
A butterfly is seen above the eye of a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the...
A butterfly is seen above the eye of a large crocodile in the Tarcoles River, a river with one of the highest crocodile population in the world, in Tarcoles, province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate
GREECE-ENVIRONMENT/BEETLE
RTS2J3XO
June 21, 2019
Larvae of the Tomicus Piniperda beetle are seen on a tree log at the forest of Seich Sou in Thessaloniki,...
Thessaloniki, Greece
Larvae of the Tomicus Piniperda beetle are seen on a tree log at the forest of Seich Sou in Thessaloniki...
Larvae of the Tomicus Piniperda beetle are seen on a tree log at the forest of Seich Sou in Thessaloniki, Greece, June 21, 2019. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis
GLOBAL-POY/STORIES
RTX3PB19
December 11, 2017
Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street...
Jerusalem, Israel
Pictures of the Year: A picture and its story
Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem's Old city, July 21, 2017. Ammar Awad: "One Friday, Muslim elders called for a Palestinian "Day of Rage" to protest Israeli security measures at Jerusalem's holiest site. I'm a native of Jerusalem and have covered the city for Reuters for 17 years, so I knew that Ras al-Amud, directly across the valley from the walled Old City, would be my best vantage point because the al-Aqsa Mosque and the golden Dome of the Rock dominate the landscape. I arrived at the scene and the first thing I heard was an Israeli officer giving orders to his forces to disperse the crowd the moment Friday prayers ended. Seconds later, sound bombs erupted and many of the Muslim worshippers who had been praying started to run. Others were just finishing their prayers as the scene turned to chaos. It's hard to describe the sound bombs. They are so loud it is as though the whole area must have been destroyed. I took 20 frames as an Israeli tear gas canister was unleashed on the crowd. The light from the exploding projectile lit up the scene, highlighting the colours in an unnatural way. Scores of men cowered instinctively from the deafening boom. I delivered the photo directly from my camera to the desk knowing that it told the unfolding story. I had a feeling that it would be the photo of the day." REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File photo SEARCH "POY STORY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2017 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
GLOBAL-POY/ISLAMIC-STATE
RTX3L9Y5
December 04, 2017
An Iraqi soldier from the 9th Armoured Division gives drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier...
Mosul, Iraq
Pictures of the Year: The battle against Islamic State
An Iraqi soldier from the 9th Armoured Division gives drops of water to a dehydrated child rescued earlier by soldiers at the frontline, during the ongoing fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants near the Old City in western Mosul, Iraq, June 13, 2017. Erik De Castro: "We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul. That's when we spotted civilians fleeing the tightening noose around the Islamic State militants by scrambling through a hole in a wall of a school across the road. The day was blazing hot, with temperatures reaching 40 Celsius with no breeze. The people emerging from western Mosul into the relative safety of government-held territory were suffering from heat exhaustion. With mortar shells exploding all around, an Iraqi soldier passed one small boy of probably no more than seven through the hole, unconscious, his head lolling back, his gaunt-looking body unnaturally hot. Tim, our security adviser, received him and, fearing the boy was suffering from dangerous heat stroke, carried him across the broken ground to find shade. The boy came round and started crying, and soldiers came to pour water on his head, chest and feet to cool him down. He gulped at the sips they gave him to drink and they found him a blue-coloured rug to lie on. An infant in a similar condition was then handed through the hole in the wall and placed beside the boy on the rug. Soon afterwards, the mother of the boy made it through the hole." REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File Photo SEARCH "POY IS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2017 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/
RTS1L1N5
November 26, 2017
A white bronze turkey is seen amongst Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for...
TERMONFECKIN, Ireland
A white bronze turkey is seen amongst Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for...
A white bronze turkey is seen amongst Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on David McEvoy's Turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/
RTS1L0Z3
November 26, 2017
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on...
TERMONFECKIN, Ireland
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on...
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on David McEvoy's Turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/
RTS1L0YW
November 26, 2017
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on...
TERMONFECKIN, Ireland
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on...
Norfolk black turkeys hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas are seen ready for market on David McEvoy's Turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/
RTS1L0WK
November 26, 2017
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on...
TERMONFECKIN, Ireland
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on...
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on David McEvoy's Turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
CHRISTMAS-SEASON/
RTS1L0WJ
November 26, 2017
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on...
TERMONFECKIN, Ireland
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on...
A Norfolk black turkey hatched in June and raised free range for Christmas is seen ready for market on David McEvoy's Turkey farm in Termonfeckin, Ireland, November 26, 2017. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-CHILD
RTS17R53
June 19, 2017
REFILE - We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take...
Mosul, Iraq
A Picture and its Story: Water revives fleeing child in Mosul
REFILE - We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul. That's when we spotted civilians fleeing the tightening noose around the Islamic State occupiers by scrambling through a hole in a wall of a school across the road. The day was blazing hot, with temperatures reaching 40 Celsius and no breeze, and the people emerging from western Mosul into the relative safety of government-held territory were suffering from heat exhaustion. Hamuda, my TV colleague, Tim, our security adviser, and myself hurried across a wide street pocked with shell holes to the gap in the wall through which the displaced people were streaming. With mortar shells exploding all around, an Iraqi soldier passed one small boy of probably no more than seven through the hole unconscious, his head lolling back, his gaunt-looking body unnaturally hot. Tim, our security adviser, received him and, fearing the boy was suffering from dangerous heat stroke, carried him across the broken ground to find shade. The boy came round and started crying, and soldiers came to pour water on his head, chest and feet to cool him down. He gulped at the sips they gave him to drink as they found him a blue-coloured rug to lie on. Shortly afterwards, his mother, too, made it through the hole. I kept shooting pictures of fleeing civilians, many scared of being shot by Islamic State like others before them. About 100 emerged through the hole while we were there. We don't know what happened to the infant. REUTERS/Erik De Castro SEARCH "DE CASTRO DEHYDRATED" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-CHILD
MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-CHILD
RTS17PYR
June 19, 2017
We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures...
Mosul, Iraq
A Picture and its Story: Water revives fleeing child in Mosul
We arrived at the frontline with the 9th Iraqi army division and went up on a rooftop to take pictures of the Grand al-Nuri mosque and its landmark minaret, still in the hands of Islamic State in western Mosul. That's when we spotted civilians fleeing the tightening noose around the Islamic State occupiers by scrambling through a hole in a wall of a school across the road. The day was blazing hot, with temperatures reaching 40 Celsius and no breeze, and the people emerging from western Mosul into the relative safety of government-held territory were suffering from heat exhaustion. Hamuda, my TV colleague, Tim, our security adviser, and myself hurried across a wide street pocked with shell holes to the gap in the wall through which the displaced people were streaming. With mortar shells exploding all around, an Iraqi soldier passed one small boy of probably no more than seven through the hole unconscious, his head lolling back, his gaunt-looking body unnaturally hot. Tim, our security adviser, received him and, fearing the boy was suffering from dangerous heat stroke, carried him across the broken ground to find shade. The boy came round and started crying, and soldiers came to pour water on his head, chest and feet to cool him down. He gulped at the sips they gave him to drink as they found him a blue-coloured rug to lie on. Shortly afterwards, his mother, too, made it through the hole. I kept shooting pictures of fleeing civilians, many scared of being shot by Islamic State like others before them. About 100 emerged through the hole while we were there. We don't know what happened to the infant. REUTERS/Erik De Castro SEARCH "DE CASTRO DEHYDRATED" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-CHILD
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX2174U
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed today in Japan during a news conference...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed today in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX2174D
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa speaks...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa speaks next to graphs of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa speaks next to graphs of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX21745
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa points at a location on a map during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points at a location on a map during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX2173X
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX2173O
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa speaks...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa speaks next to a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa speaks next to a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato
NORTHKOREA-NUCLEAR/
RTX2173N
January 06, 2016
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points...
Tokyo, Japan
Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference...
Japan Meteorological Agency's earthquake and tsunami observations division director Yohei Hasegawa points at a graph of ground motion waveform data observed in Japan during a news conference at the Japan Meteorological Agency in Tokyo on implications that an earthquake sourced around North Korea was triggered by an unnatural reason January 6, 2016. North Korea is "likely" to have conducted a nuclear test on Wednesday that caused an earthquake near a known testing site in the isolated country, the South Korean and Japanese governments said. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CLIMATECHANGE-SUMMIT/EARTHPRINTS-CANADA
RTX1S7LN
September 24, 2015
A cyclist rides at sunrise through Tommy Thompson Park located on a man-made peninsula known as the Leslie...
Toronto, Canada
Wider Image: Earthprints: Leslie Street Spit
A cyclist rides at sunrise through Tommy Thompson Park located on a man-made peninsula known as the Leslie Street Spit, in Toronto May 24, 2015. It was created over 60 years ago by the dumping of dredged sand, concrete chunks and earth fill, expanding what was once just a thin strip of land in the city's busy harbor. An unexpected urban oasis, the development brings marshes, lagoons and forests to the centre of Canada's largest city. While development plans have plagued the Spit from its beginning, the passion of the cyclists, birders, hikers and naturalists who flock to the artificial peninsula every weekend has preserved the unlikely park in its unnatural state. REUTERS/Mark BlinchPICTURE 25 OF 29 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "EARTHPRINTS: LESLIE STREET SPIT"SEARCH "LESLIE SPIT" FOR ALL IMAGES
Oddly
Oddly
Extreme Food - 17 Jun 2015
20 PICTURES
Highlight Edit
Highlight Edit
Extreme Food - 15 Sep 2014
17 PICTURES
USA/
RTR3UY9S
June 21, 2014
Peanut, a mutt dog from Greenville, North Carolina, rests in the arm of owner Holly Chandler after winning...
PETALUMA, UNITED STATES
Peanut, a mutt dog from Greenville, North Carolina, rests in the arm of owner Holly Chandler after winning...
Peanut, a mutt dog from Greenville, North Carolina, rests in the arm of owner Holly Chandler after winning the 2014 World's Ugliest Dog contest in Petaluma, California June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
News
News
Bitcoin CEO in Apparent Suicide - 07 Mar 2014
4 PICTURES
News
News
Sunanda Pushkar's Death - 20 Jan 2014
12 PICTURES
INDIA-MINISTER/
RTX17JNV
January 18, 2014
India's junior human resource development minister Shashi Tharoor (C) gestures after performing the last...
New Delhi, India
India's junior human resource development minister Tharoor gestures after performing the last rites for...
India's junior human resource development minister Shashi Tharoor (C) gestures after performing the last rites for his wife Sunanda Puskhar at a cremation ground in New Delhi January 18, 2014. The death of Sunanda was described as "sudden" and "unnatural" following an autopsy on Saturday, a day after she was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room having earlier accused Tharoor of adultery. Police have launched an inquest into her death. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTX137V5
September 05, 2013
A woman wearing a fur coat holds her pet dog at a book store inside an airport in Beijing February 15,...
Beijing, China
A woman wearing a fur coat holds her pet dog at a book store inside an airport in Beijing
A woman wearing a fur coat holds her pet dog at a book store inside an airport in Beijing February 15, 2013. In the marquee cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, a growing nouveau-riche class even sees pets, particularly dogs, as fashion items, outfitting them in designer clothing, paying for spa treatments and dyeing their fur unnatural colors. China has pledged to double household incomes over the coming decade in a bid to close a wealth gap so wide it threatens social stability. Although the proportion of extreme poverty has fallen over recent decades, about 12 percent of the country's 1.3 billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Picture taken on February 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY ANIMALS WEALTH)
CHINA
RTX137TS
September 05, 2013
A combination photograph shows (L) a dog rummaging for food in a garbage can at a residential area for...
Beijing, China
A combination photograph shows a dog rummaging for food in a garbage can at a residential area for migrant...
A combination photograph shows (L) a dog rummaging for food in a garbage can at a residential area for migrant workers in Beijing June 20, 2013 and (R) a woman wearing a fur coat holding her pet dog at a book store inside an airport in Beijing February 21, 2013. In the marquee cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, a growing nouveau-riche class even sees pets -- particularly dogs -- as fashion items, outfitting them in designer clothing, paying for spa treatments and dyeing their fur unnatural colors. China has pledged to double household incomes over the coming decade in a bid to close a wealth gap so wide it threatens social stability. Although the proportion of extreme poverty has fallen over recent decades, about 12 percent of the country' s 1.3 billion people still live on less than $1.25 per day, according to a 2013 United Nations report. Pictures taken on June 20 (L) and February 21, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS WEALTH)


ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 26 FOR PACKAGE 'CHINA'S WEALTH GAP'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WEALTH GAP KYUNG-HOON'
Travel
Travel
The Whale Shark Feeders - 12 Mar 2013
25 PICTURES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHO
March 12, 2013
Fishermen wearing Tan-awan Oslob Sea Warden Fishermen's Association (TOSWFA) t-shirts pray before the...
OSLOB, Philippines
Fishermen wearing TOSWFA t-shirts pray before the start of their working day in Tan-awan
Fishermen wearing Tan-awan Oslob Sea Warden Fishermen's Association (TOSWFA) t-shirts pray before the start of their working day in Tan-awan, Oslob in the Philippines island of Cebu, March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY RELIGION)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 25 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHN
March 12, 2013
A scuba diver swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan,...
OSLOB, Philippines
A scuba diver swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A scuba diver swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 23 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHM
March 12, 2013
Fisherman Jersen Soriano pushes his paddleboat at dawn to search for and feed whale sharks off the beach...
OSLOB, Philippines
Fisherman Soriano pushes his paddleboat at dawn to search for and feed whale sharks off the beach of...
Fisherman Jersen Soriano pushes his paddleboat at dawn to search for and feed whale sharks off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 24 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHL
March 12, 2013
Snorkelers swim next to a whale shark as it approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob,...
OSLOB, Philippines
Snorkelers swim next to a whale shark as it approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
Snorkelers swim next to a whale shark as it approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 21 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHK
March 12, 2013
A snorkeler swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob,...
OSLOB, Philippines
A snorkeler swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A snorkeler swims next to a whale shark as it is fed from a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 22 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHJ
March 12, 2013
A whale shark swims looking for food off the coast of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark swims looking for food off the coast of Tan-awan
A whale shark swims looking for food off the coast of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 20 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHH
March 12, 2013
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
OSLOB, Philippines
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 18 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHG
March 12, 2013
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
OSLOB, Philippines
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. TTan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 19 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHF
March 12, 2013
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
OSLOB, Philippines
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach...
Snorkelers swim next to a juvenile whale shark as it approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 17 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHE
March 12, 2013
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob,...
OSLOB, Philippines
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan
A scuba diver swims near a whale shark as it approaches a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, March 1 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 16 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHC
March 12, 2013
Whale sharks looking for food approach paddleboats off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern...
OSLOB, Philippines
Whale sharks looking for food approach paddleboats off the beach of Tan-awan
Whale sharks looking for food approach paddleboats off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 15 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHB
March 12, 2013
A whale shark hits a snorkeler with its tail after he swam too close to it off the beach of Tan-awan,...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark hits a snorkeler with its tail after he swam too close to it off the beach of Tan-awan
A whale shark hits a snorkeler with its tail after he swam too close to it off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVHA
March 12, 2013
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines...
OSLOB, Philippines
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark off the beach of Tan-awan
A snorkeler swims next to a juvenile whale shark off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 14 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH9
March 12, 2013
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 12 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH8
March 12, 2013
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 11 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH7
March 12, 2013
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A whale shark feeds next to a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 10 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH6
March 12, 2013
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, in Oslob, in the...
OSLOB, Philippines
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, in Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 8 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH5
March 12, 2013
A juvenile whale shark eats "uyap", small shrimps, fed to it by a fisherman on a paddleboat off the beach...
OSLOB, Philippines
A juvenile whale shark eats "uyap", small shrimps, fed to it by a fisherman on a paddleboat off the beach...
A juvenile whale shark eats "uyap", small shrimps, fed to it by a fisherman on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, in Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 7 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH4
March 12, 2013
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines...
OSLOB, Philippines
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan
A whale shark approaches a feeder boat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 9 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH3
March 12, 2013
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern...
OSLOB, Philippines
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan
A juvenile whale shark approaches a feeder on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 6 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVH2
March 12, 2013
Fisherman Roy Lagahid, 16, pushes away a juvenile whale shark looking for food as he sits on a paddleboat...
OSLOB, Philippines
Fisherman Lagahid pushes away a juvenile whale shark looking for food as he sits on a paddleboat off...
Fisherman Roy Lagahid, 16, pushes away a juvenile whale shark looking for food as he sits on a paddleboat off the beach of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural.
Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 5 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVGY
March 12, 2013
Fishermen pull their boat on the beach in Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu,...
OSLOB, Philippines
Fishermen pull their boat on the beach in Tan-awan
Fishermen pull their boat on the beach in Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, February 27, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 27, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 2 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVGX
March 12, 2013
Fishermen gather to share daily earnings from the whale shark watching in Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern...
OSLOB, Philippines
Fishermen gather to share daily earnings from the whale shark watching in Tan-awan
Fishermen gather to share daily earnings from the whale shark watching in Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, March 1, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken March 1, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 3 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVGW
March 12, 2013
Packets of "uyap", small shrimp, which are used by fishermen to feed whale sharks, are loaded onto a...
OSLOB, Philippines
Packets of "uyap", small shrimp, which are used by fishermen to feed whale sharks, are loaded onto a...
Packets of "uyap", small shrimp, which are used by fishermen to feed whale sharks, are loaded onto a feeder boat on the beach in Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, February 28, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural. Picture taken February 28, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 4 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
PHILIPPINES-WHALESHARKS/
RTR3EVGV
March 12, 2013
A sign advertising whale shark watching is pictured as a tricycle passes by in the village of Tan-awan,...
OSLOB, Philippines
A sign advertising whale shark watching is pictured as a tricycle passes by in the village of Tan-awan...
A sign advertising whale shark watching is pictured as a tricycle passes by in the village of Tan-awan, Oslob, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu February 27, 2013. Tan-awan, in the southern Philippines island of Cebu, used to be a sleepy village that never saw tourists unless they were lost or in transit. Yet now they flock there by the hundreds - to swim with whale sharks, the world's largest fish. Whale sharks are lured to the Tan-awan coastline of the Oslob district by fishermen who hand feed them small shrimp, drawing divers and snorkelers to see the highly sought-after animals, known as gentle giants of the sea. But the practice has sparked fierce debate on the internet and among biologists, who decry it as unnatural.Picture taken February 27, 2013. REUTERS/David Loh (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT)

ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 1 OF 25 FOR PACKAGE 'THE WHALE SHARK FEEDERS'
SEARCH 'WHALE LOH' FOR ALL IMAGES
COLOMBIA/
RTR39OD6
October 28, 2012
A participant takes part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota October 27, 2012....
Bogota, Colombia
A participant takes part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota
A participant takes part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Fredy Builes (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
COLOMBIA/
RTR39OD1
October 28, 2012
Participants take part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota October 27, 2012....
Bogota, Colombia
Participants take part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota
Participants take part in a "Zombie Walk" ahead of Halloween celebrations in Bogota October 27, 2012. REUTERS/Fredy Builes (COLOMBIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE-BEES/
RTR38TUP
October 17, 2012
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012....
RIBEAUVILLE, France
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) FOR BEST QUALITY IMAGE: ALSO SEE GF2E8BL1IDF01.
FRANCE/
RTR3APTX
October 05, 2012
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012....
RIBEAUVILLE, France
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France
A coloured honeycomb from a beehive is seen in Ribeauville near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE
FRANCE-BEES/
RTR38TV9
October 05, 2012
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of...
RIBEAUVILLE, France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
FRANCE-BEES/
RTR38TV7
October 05, 2012
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of...
RIBEAUVILLE, France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
FRANCE-BEES/
RTR38TV2
October 05, 2012
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of...
RIBEAUVILLE, France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France
The village of Ribeauville is seen near Colmar Eastern France, October 5, 2012. Bees at a cluster of bee hives in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant is the cause. Since August, beekeepers around the town of Ribeauville in the region of Alsace have seen bees returning to their hives carrying unidentified colourful substances that have turned their honey unnatural shades. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
Sort by
Display
Items per page
Page
of 4