The Shoestring Diaries

It’s huge and intimidating, yet docile and gentle. It’s the world’s biggest fish and holds many other records in the animal kingdom for it sheer size. The name shark may strike terror in the hearts of many for the predatory reputation of its various species but the whale shark feeds mostly on plankton and poses no significant danger to people. Experiencing this phenomenon in the wild is therefore something to really look forward to. At the waters off Oslob in southern Cebu, Philippines, we finally encountered this remarkable animal in person.

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