during my time in thailand, i was able to tick off several items on my virtual “i’ve always wanted to …”-list.
number three: i’ve always wanted to see a shark in its natural habitat.
this was the first time i was able to observe a shark in the wild.
i was snorkelling near shark island (it was named for its appearance, not the occurrence of sharks) in the south of koh tao, thailand. i even caught its attention, and it circled around me a few times before heading into the distance.