Isle of Man kayaker’s close encounter with basking shark
A kayaker has filmed a close encounter with a 23ft (7m) basking shark off the south coast of the Isle of Man.
Craig Whally said he came across the plankton-eating fish while he was exploring caves near an area known as Fleshwick on Monday.
He said he feels “shocked and privileged” adding: “I saw a big fin so I just sat there waiting for it and it came back about three times.
“The water was so crystal clear it was amazing – it was at least seven metres long (about 23ft) – it was big.”