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!