Kayaker Encounters Enormous Rare Shark
Close encounter with giant basking shark brings mix of respect and awe…Posted Mar 28, 2011
In a kayak, much of the paddler’s body is actually below the surface of the water, so encounters with marine creatures are especially intimate.
In this video, the kayaker is only a short distance from the dock, in what most of us would consider a safe zone. His shark identification skills are commendable, as he seems quite casual and unperturbed about being so close to a creature twice the size of the kayak.
Paddling up close to whales or sharks is not recommended, yet this paddler went beyond the basic precaution by exiting his kayak to swim with the shark!