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Old 06 June 2014, 12:42   #1
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A RIB,drone and a shark!

Last week I was determined to find some wildlife while out on the water. I left Cork harbour with a full tank of fuel and every bit of camera equipment I had. After about 30min of searching I saw a large flock of gannets diving. Conditions were very choppy and not ideal. Despite this I noticed something about .5mile away and drove over to investigate. To my delight I came across my first basking shark of the season. The shark was close to 30 ft and was feeding. What an amazing sight! I got some photos, however knowing the was due to improve the next day, I packed up & headed back to Crosshaven.
My wife and I headed out bright and early the next morning. The conditions were perfect...flat calm and beautifully sunny. We headed 3 nm south of Roches Point and hoped we would stumble across a few more Basking Shark. To my delight (and my wife's terror) we came across a 7 mtr shark. Ceasing the opportunity, I launched my drone with go pro hero 3+ black edition & captured these amazing creatures on film. To my amazement, the video has stirred up quite a bit of interest! I thought I'd share it here so you could all enjoy some footage of these incredible shark.
ps..they are even bigger when you are in the water with them!

Over the 5 days we where on the water watching them we spotted +30 sharks!

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Old 06 June 2014, 12:47   #2
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great stuff... impressive shark...impressive stability from the drone cam.
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Old 06 June 2014, 12:55   #3
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Oh man - I'm green!

I haven't seen one yet this year but I'll be up around Malin next week so must keep me eyes peeled!
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VERY impressive.
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Excellent can I ask which drone you were using for the footage?
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That was epic, seeing basking shark is still on my bucket list (the gower has yet to produce)
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Fantastic footage, thanks!
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Excellent can I ask which drone you were using for the footage?
No you cant and stop being so nosey! you already got 7 of them
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Great pics.
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Christ don't you just love technology and a "can do" attitude

Well done
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