Basking sharks with kayaker Paul Cleary this morning off Red Strand #WestCork. Best viewed in full screen. These are the 2nd largest fish on the planet. Bigger shark here is ~20ft long. #Cork #Ireland @BaskingIrish @IWDGnews @wildatlanticway @theskibeagle @CorksRedFM @Corks96FM pic.twitter.com/jSjTKy9Lu3
— Intothewild Ireland (@intothewild45) April 20, 2021
A West Cork based wildlife photographer who goes by the handle @intothewild45 on Twitter has shared this amazing footage of feeding basking sharks swimming alongside kayaker Paul Cleary on Tuesday morning.
The footage was filmed using a drone.
The video can also be viewed on the Intothewild Ireland Facebook page.
The kayak in the video is reportedly 15.5ft long so the bigger of the two animals is thought to be 20ft plus.
The basking shark is the second-largest living shark.