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Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Tresher sharks in Malapascua, Philippines

Swimming with sharks in Philippines is a big thing. First, you have the famous whale sharks in Donsol, where you can litterally snorkel amongst them – which is only possible in very few places in the world. But then, you also have this tiny island called Malapascua, just north of Cebu, where you can dive at Monad Shoal with an even rarer species – the tresher sharks. These clever sharks, that use their unique long tail to stun and catch…

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Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

Labuk and the Proboscis Monkeys

So, I promised you some serious monkey business – here it comes! First, I want to introduce you to the strangest monkeys I have encountered in Borneo – but probably, in my entire life. Their trademark is their nose, which is… uhm… let’s say, particularly shaped. Before we continue, judge for yourself: I think we get each other now, right? 🙂 Only the male proboscis monkeys have these big noses – and it serves them to attract the females, who…

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