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Basking sharks are go!

Appeared in DIVER September 2010

It may just be a soup-eater, but when you're propelled at the world's second-biggest shark from a yellow kayak, it does give you pause for thought, says Stuart Philpott

Wide-mouthed in wonderment - the shot Stuart would do anything to get
Wide-mouthed in wonderment - the shot Stuart would do anything to get
  • Porthkerris Bay
    Porthkerris Bay
  • The basking sharks were quite unconcerned by the presence of the press
    The basking sharks were quite unconcerned by the presence of the press
  • Darren in the surf-ski prepares to give Stuart some extra momentum
    Darren in the surf-ski prepares to give Stuart some extra momentum
  • One flick of that tail can propel a basking shark far from even a kayak-driven photographer
    One flick of that tail can propel a basking shark far from even a kayak-driven photographer
  • Dave, Sarah, Mike and Darren from Porthkerris
    Dave, Sarah, Mike and Darren from Porthkerris
  • Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow
    Click on any thumbnail photo to enlarge it and use the slideshow