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So I’m bending the rules a bit again for this week’s Photo of the Week. I think you’ll agree it’s worth it.

Whale Shark Koh Tao

Week 10 of my Photo of the Week project will go down in history as being the week I finally saw a I’m going to write much more about this unreal experience and post the video I was shooting at the time for my new employer on Koh Tao,Ā  but for now this screen shot from the movie will have to do.

Being underwater with this amazing creature was one of those moments of pure, unfiltered joy that I think are rare in this life but what we are all living for. A highlight of my journey so far, indeed.

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15 Comments...
  • Olivia Baackes
    August 20 2011

    Swimming with sharks is pure joy, eh? Who are you and what have you done with my sister that cried when she fell in the water at Marthas Vineyard because of her fear of sharks?

    • Meihoukai
      August 20 2011

      Well, try to think more about the “whale” part of the equation.

  • Dad
    August 20 2011

    Can’t wait to see the video

    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      It’s coming I hope! Just need permission from Fat Fish to post.

  • OMG I need more details!!!!!!!

    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      Andi have you ever seen one on your diving adventures?

  • Bridget Ball Shaw
    August 20 2011

    Wow! Love it!

    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      Thank you! It was such a special moment… well, hour.

  • Girl, Independent
    August 21 2011

    Please tell me this wasn’t in Ibiza??!

    Whale Sharks are amazing, I was lucky enough to see them in Djibouti a couple of years back. Stunning creatures.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      Hey, sorry this feature is a bit confusing to new readers. I always blog chronologically and due to an action packed summer I’m a few weeks behind, however the Photo of the Week is a current project and always reflects where I am in this moment as the photo is taken the week it is posted. Right now, that’s Koh Tao!

  • Laura
    August 21 2011

    Wow! Meihoukai, the combination of your unique skills and interests are making for a very exciting life. I’m so proud of you. I can’t wait to hear more about the whale. Meihoukai in wanderland indeed !! šŸ™‚

    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      Thanks so much Laura! Diving into the diving world has been an adventure indeed.

  • Kris Koeller
    August 21 2011

    That’s really terrific. Your underwater photos came out incredibly well.
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    • Meihoukai
      August 21 2011

      I’m glad I was there with a video camera but it would have been nice to have some real stills as well! Oh well, getting greedy šŸ™‚ Not bad for a video still.