Basking Shark taken about 500m offshore from surf zone-May 2008
Rolandcross Oct 25, 2010 Rating: 0
impressive rare shot, seriously..props for having the balls to swim in front of that behemoth while its mouth is open. awesome : D
RayAltmann Oct 21, 2009 Rating: 2
That would be a bit scary to look down and see that coming your way.
alexalex Feb 9, 2009 Rating: 0
deep throat, anyone?!?!?!
harveywallbanger Sep 17, 2008 Rating: 1
Kiwi John wins this one too
sean moody Jul 28, 2008 Rating: 0
point and laugh
Kernow Onen Hag Oll Jul 12, 2008 Rating: 0
See a lot of them from June-September especially on the South Coast. Beautiful graceful creatures.
Desade Jul 12, 2008 Rating: 3
Beautiful Remember to report your basking shark sightings alive or dead to the Marine Conservation Society. http://www.mcsuk.org/marineworld/sightings_report Remarkably little is known about these amazing ceatures. Great Shot Andy :)
Kiwi John Jun 24, 2008 Rating: 3
With a fucking massive pair of pliers, and "they" are the Umpa Lumpa Underwater Dentistry Team who are funded by the Royal Navy and Kwik Fit......................Hope this answers your question Mr Poo.
Kiwi John Jun 24, 2008 Rating: 10
With a fucking massive pair of pliers, and "they" are the Umpa Lumpa Underwater Dentistry Team who are funded by Royal Navy and Kwik Fit. Hope this answers your question Mr Poo.
Sunam007 Jun 24, 2008 Rating: 6
Basking Sharks Eat Plankton . There harmless
mr poo Jun 24, 2008 Rating: 0
how did they remove the teeth?
surfkid11 Dec 7, 2010 Rating: 0
this type of shark doesnt have "teeth", their teeth are more like sandpaper.
surfville Jun 23, 2008 Rating: 38
..........theres a gd boy, open nice and wide an eat all ur tea, then you'll b aloud 2 go out and play later!!!
Des Jun 23, 2008 Rating: 1
Great photo. Get loads of them in Cape Town. Still scares you when they pop up!
pinkstar Jun 23, 2008 Rating: 2
i'm qutie shocked how many people do not know what a basking shark is!! they are awesome! super gentle, quite shy and don't eat us!! there are usually quite a few in cornwall during the summer! :)!
Cen92 Jun 23, 2008 Rating: 1
How could it eat you?look in its mouth NO Teeth think it eats seaweed?
xl photography Jun 23, 2008 Rating: 9
!!!WARNING!!! stay away from the south west this summer! these sharks can kill* and if you do come down whatever you do dont go in the water! you have been warned._______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________*plankton
Amonra Jun 21, 2008 Rating: 6
Crikey its big gentle, non aggressive and feeds on Plankton! lol you should tickle it on the chin! :)
ThE_SeeKeR Jun 21, 2008 Rating: -4
if u go in their mouth as could happen since its so big do they spit or swallow?
Wing Nut Jun 21, 2008 Rating: 1
I've managed to get to with 10ft of one of these at Sennen on a kayak. Just went for a paddle and it came up to me and even though you know you're safe, when something that big comes up to you, your heart skips a beat!
BuzyG Jun 21, 2008 Rating: -3
Cornwall is definately not English, despite the geographical location. Tried swimming after a couple of these, at Constantine, a few years back but they just bimbeld off, faster than I could manage. Great pic.
surfer99 Jun 21, 2008 Rating: 0
georgie283 Jun 20, 2008 Rating: -21
to kernowbysvyken, um isn't cornwall in england.....! i was merely remarkin that i didnt no we had such big fish in this country!
Stuart Wright Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 3
Oh wow would love to see one of these. All my years going to the south west and I have never seen one.
drewnicki2 Jun 20, 2008 Rating: -2
Man im goin surfing there for the summer, really really bad timing to be howing me this. I am gonna crap myself :)
Dicer Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 0
kernowbysvyken Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 2
To whoever said 'this is in England', no it's in Cornwall. Basking sharks and dolphins are great for clearing emmets from the line up as they see a grey fin and straight away think of great whites.
mr poo Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 1
did it eat you after you took the shot?
0TT0 Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 5
Thats mental lol. Shudda hitched a ride
surfmonkey23 Jun 20, 2008 Rating: -1
Great photo. Seals make me jump when they pop up beside me, I think if I saw that I'd need to rinse my suit!
STEVEN Y Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 0
there goes the lineup
vaiders Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 0
Awesome photo Andy! Total respect to you for getting so close to the action!!!
slash Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 0
some kind of zoom lense or were you that close to the thing?
Floating Signifier Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 1
He's big, he's strong, and he can't keep his mouth shut. Get him on the BSA's executive NOW!
Andy Pearson Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 1
Hi Ryan, it was taken with a Nikon D60 SLR camera with underwater housing.
Ryan W Jun 20, 2008 Rating: 5
Awesome Pic Andy, could I ask what camera you took this with? Thanks
Rory O'Dowd Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 2
thats a sick photo!its wierd cuz one v those guys got washed up n a reef bside my local break,hes massive and is decaying nicely with a smell
Scott Bishop Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 5
I was wondering were the number 3 jet engine from the old Boeing-707 fell off to.
alis bedell Jun 19, 2008 Rating: -1
Andy Pearson Jun 19, 2008 Rating: -1
Yeah it was taken inside Sennen Cove on the 30th of May, there were a couple of sharks swimming around the bay all day within easy paddle distance of the surf!
Alex Ganley Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 0
Dude nice, so just wondering where is it taken? if its not a secret spot.
RussH Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 3
its well cool surfing over at sennen with them
MattLat Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 0
These guys are really cool and gentle the only danger a diver has is accidentally being swallowed buy its vacuum mouth, a diver could easily fit inside
georgie283 Jun 19, 2008 Rating: -4
This is in ENGLAND?? i thought we didn't get things like this! what even is it
Coldfish Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 0
Thats one pit I wouldnae want to get slotted in...
Kiwi John Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 4
OR ON LAND!!!
Kiwi John Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1
I'M WITH MIKE.G.....ANYTHING THAT LIVES IN THE SEA WITH A MOUTH BIGGER THAN MY WIFE'S SCARES THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF ME!!!!
hurley891 Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1
Gentle Giants of the sea.........but I still agree I would crap in my suit if I was in the line up and this brushed past my leg!!!!
Mcdaddy Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1
one way to clear out the line up, shame a few of these dont show up on a bank holiday weekend
Brendan Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1
liam-ross Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 6
that is nuts....
Bud Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1
I know these things dont eat humans but if one was swimming towards me I would shit in my wetsuit!
MrEoghan Jun 19, 2008 Rating: 1