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Monochrome Monday: Whale Sharks

Visiting Oslob to snorkel with the whale sharks was one of our travel itineraries in the Philippines. Four whale sharks were seen, face to face and so closed by. I can’t describe the feeling when snorkeling with these giants that considered as the biggest fish on the planet. It was amusing with admiration and also happy seeing them lived and swam freely in the ocean. And I was impressed how gentle they were when swimming side by side with humans!

The practice of whale sharks feeding in Oslob has raised critics – which I will explain in details on Marine Life monthly post later this week. However Oslob offers opportunity to get close encounter with the “wild” that is lesser of the two evils if being compared to huge organisations that keep the wilds in their sea aquarium as captivity like Sea Life or Ocean-whatever.

Whale Sharks by Indah Susanti

Nothing can beat the excitement feeling to see unique marine life in their habitat, ocean. The ocean has always been an amazing place for me to experience the serenity, for its fragility and beauty at the same time.  It has been a week since my return and I already miss the tropical ocean.


Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home (Sylvia Earle).

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    • Terimakasih mbak 🙂 iya, sayangnya di Indonesia itu gak ada sistim diploma untuk berenang ya..Dulu kalau orangtuaku gak suka berenang kemungkinan besar aku juga gak bisa berenang loh. Semoga suatu saat bisa snorkel di Indonesia mbak..Indonesia laut-nya cakep banget 🙂

  1. Awnnn Indah you made me smile with these pictures!! It is a dream of mine to snorkel or dive with whale sharks! I really wish I can accomplish this dream this year… I will see how things goes ❤
    I am dying to see your next post!!! I can only imagine how amazing this experience was!

    • Thank you so much Allane! I hope you will fulfill your dream soon! I am making a list of where to spot the whale shark, will share it soon on the next post – they can be seen in several places around the world but of course, have to be careful with the season and timing 🙂

      • My pleasure dear Indah!!
        Sorry for the late reply.. I am still in Brazil and have been busy with the family and friends 😀

        I will catch up with your new post soon!!
        Yess, I have a little list of where to spot them too… Im hoping to see them in Egypt sometime… they are around Sharm el Sheik between May and June… lets see!! ❤

        • Hi Allane, enjoy your trip!! Don’t worry too much about blogging :D. I wrote second post about whale sharks and places where you can see the whale sharks. I did not find Egypt during my research – maybe I missed it 😦 ..but if you do see them someday, I will add it on the post!! xx

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