A quick update on the pictures. All your kind comments have been passed on to Karen.
I have forwarded the photos to the Marine Conservation Society for their Basking Shark database. Here is part of their reply...
"Many thanks for sending in your basking shark sighting details, which have been added to our database, and also for the excellent photos. It is only rarely that we receive such good pictures and it was a pleasure to see them."
Here is their web site:
Keith (big mouth - no teeth) Hart