swimming with the biggest fish on earth seemed more exciting than trekking the Philippines’ most active volcano. The average whale shark, locally known as butanding, is longer than a bus and weighs more than six adult elephants. But size aside, they are docile creatures. Distinguishable by their checkerboard-patterned skin, they can be spotted migrating off the coast of Donsol in Luzon.
Donsol in the Philipines is known as the Whale Shark Capital of the world. Whale Sharks are the largest fish in the sea. Despite their massive size these sharks are harmless and feed on plankton and small fish.