THIS IS the moment kayaker Graham Smith came face to face with a huge basking shark off the County Donegal coast.
Even Graham admits it was a bit too close.
“Just a bit too close, nearly needed a clean pair of trousers after this one lol,” he said.
“He shot under the kayak and was no more than three feet away from me. I realised he is trying to feed in my slipstream, at the back of my kayak,” he said.
When the basking shark swam straight towards him, with its mouth gaping open he said: “At first I thought it was an act of aggression, but when I went to leave him alone – he followed me for at least ten minutes feeding. It was amazing!”
“He was following me, I wasn’t chasing him and he seemed to be having a great feed.”
At the end of the video he describes the moment as “unreal!”
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