This is the moment a party of kayakers enjoying an evening paddle came face-to-face – with a massive SHARK.
The huge basking shark came within yards of the group off the coastal town of Peel on the Isle of Man.
But there was no ‘Jaws-style’ panic as the giant fish calmly tucked into plankton – leaving the awestruck kayakers free to take photos.
The Isle of Man becomes a haven for basking sharks every summer as they swim close to shore to feed on tiny fishes and marine organisms.
Kayaker Keirron Tastagh, founder of Adventurous Experiences, said: “We couldn’t believe our luck when the shark started gliding between the kayaks, getting up close to some and even closer to others.
“It was very inquisitive. I knew we had a chance of seeing the sharks so I brought my camera with me, but I certainly didn’t expect it to stay with us for so long. It was an awesome experience that none of us will forget.”