Despite it looking massive, this whale shark is actually pretty small for one. It is only about 4.5m long!
We were extremely fortunate to see a female whale shark! The probability of them appearing is 1 in 10! Furthermore, it was actually opening its mouth wide and frantically feeding. The guide on the boat said that he had never seen this happening since 4 years ago, as whale sharks usually just glide along and eat the plankton along the way.
You can tell a female whale shark from a male one by looking at its tail. A female's tail is "torn" at the end.
The photos were taken by my dad! Enjoy!