Animals

By Mike Jones


Hurry up I’ve got PLAICES to be! This cheeky fish was caught hitching a ride on a whale’s tail.

The brazen fish hopped onto the tail of an unsuspecting whale as it made its way through a stretch of water in Doha, Qatar.

PIC BY Moutaz M Fino / CATERS NEWS

The extraordinary moment was caught on camera by photographer, Moutaz M Fino.

The 47-year-old IT worker was shocked when he spotted the idle suckerfish taking advantage of the huge blue whale.

He said: “The whale was quite close to me and it made me realise how huge they are and how tiny and weak people are in comparison.

PIC BY Moutaz M Fino / CATERS NEWS

Maxim said: “Whilst here, I saw whale sharks, fish swallows, fish hedgehog and turtles.

“I wasn’t scared when I saw the whale shark as they are nice and kind.

“And despite it being massive, it was not the largest specimen – but in this proximity it was very impressive.

PIC BY Moutaz M Fino / CATERS NEWS

“As for the fish on whale tail – I saw it at once through my telephoto lens – though I didn’t understand what it was straight away.

“It was so funny that this huge animal was actually used by a small fish and couldn’t do anything about it.”