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Old 27 August 2003, 12:20   #1
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Close Encounters of the Shark Kind

Well folks I think we mentioned that we saw basking sharks off Ardnamurchan Point. Here's the proof...

It was a beautiful and calm day, the scenery was nothing short of spectacular. Karen shouted out 'sharks'!

Cyanide stopped and we had a huge basking shark about 5m long circling the boat. It even went right underneath us. We were very excited. I captured it on video and it looks great.

As we were watching 'our shark' Mike called on the radio saying they they had one by their boat as well. So over we went. Theirs was even bigger - about 6m.

It was the most amazing sight. Then it came right towards our boat. Karen put her underwater camera in the water and just started taking photos.

Here are the results.

Jaws approaches...
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Karen keeps here nerve and as the Leviathon approaches she keeps her hands in the water and carries on shooting...
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It came right alongside Cyanide and almost brushed Karen's hands. It was massive.

It was a truly awesome experience. These majestic and peacefull creatures, cruising about in the calm crystal clear water alongside the mountains, just going about their own business. The whole trip was worth just this one chance meeting in itself.

Now don't you wish that YOU had managed to come along...
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OOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh,amazing shots, must be an experience

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That would have put the fear of God into me !!!!

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