Basking Shark
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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."