This was taken during our trek on the island when we saw a clear opening. 50 shades of blue. Just wow! No kidding how blue the waters are. 🏝-I would take the opportunity to share that before we were on this island, our daytour included swimming with the whale shark. Honestly, I was ecstactic as I love whale sharks and it's my first ever encounter with them. My first thought was just filled with nothing but excitement.-However, after I see what really went on the scene, I must say I wasn't proud of what I did. When I thought about it a little deeper and read up more about whale sharks, I realise there are impacts to these lovely animals.-Whale sharks are being fed by fishermen and this attract them to come to Oslob every day. Although there are strict rules and regulations not to touch the whale sharks, there are so many visitors coming in to see them, boat after boat, and I am sure not 100% of the time people listen. (Who doesn't want a good shot with the whale shark?!) In addition, with the many boats in the area, whale sharks can bump into them and get cuts and scarring.-Migration patterns of whale sharks has also been altered and because they are not following their natural movements it could change their breeding habits and reproduction. -Like many, I was the same excited traveller wanting to see more and do more, but perhaps some awareness beforehand can help protect the whale sharks.