This enormous shark is a Megamouth, a species that typically reaches lengths of about 5 meters and can weigh up to 1 ton.
The remarkable fish was eventually sold to a local fishmonger for further processing and distribution.
Megamouth sharks, since their discovery in 1976, have been relatively rare sightings, with only around 60 individuals found and documented to date.
The majority of these awe-inspiring creatures inhabit the waters off Japan and the Philippines.
Despite their intimidating size, the primary diet of Megamouth sharks consists of plankton, a fact that often surprises people given their massive appearance and resemblance to more predatory shark species.