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25/07/2013 14:29 BST

Irish Kayaker Captures Rare Footage Of Basking Shark (VIDEO)

A kayaker has captured rare footage of a shark following him as he fished off the coast of Donegal, Ireland.

Graham Smith was in Tullagh Bay last Thursday when he said the shark made three attempts to get close to his kayak.

“At first I thought it was an act of aggression, but when I went to leave him alone he followed me for at least ten minutes feeding. It was amazing!

“He shot under the kayak and was no more than three feet away from me," Smith remarked on his YouTube video.

Smith admitted whilst it was an amazing experience it did get a bit nerve-wracking.

"Just a bit too close, nearly needed a clean pair of trousers after this one lol."