Basking Shark

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    Basking shark, Cetorhinus maximus, feeding in the surface waters off the coast of Cornwall, Southwest Britain. The gill rakers that extract planktonic animals from the water passing through its gaping mouth can be clearly seen. Basking sharks may reach 11m (36ft) in length and weigh 4.5 tons. In summer months basking sharks are frequently observed off the west coast of the UK. They generally arrive off the tip of Cornwall in may of early June, heading north through the Irish Sea to the waters off the west coast of Scotland.

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    1. thedaner 38 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot!

      Seen in the flickr blog!

    2. Rosario Lopez Concert Photography 38 months ago | reply

      congrats on the flickr blog :) this is a fantastic shot

    3. Unlucky_Alf [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      Great shot.

    4. Dan and Holly 38 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing shot man!

    5. Puzzler4879 38 months ago | reply

      An awesome and magnificent shot!

    6. mgw_wgw 38 months ago | reply

      This is some mouth! Terrific shot :)
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      Seen on blog.flickr.net ( ?² )

    7. LeilaFace 38 months ago | reply

      My favorite shark! Next to the 7-gilled sharks of Iceland!

    8. always_a_rhythm 38 months ago | reply

      OMG OMG OMG...awesome

    9. henrycc265 38 months ago | reply

      this thing creeps me out ! -_-

    10. Beckertime Fine Jewelers 38 months ago | reply

      oh my god its like a bass fish but bigger. what a mouth! OMG!

    11. TCB3 38 months ago | reply

      Did you see that you are on the official FLICKR blog. Nice shot!

    12. matthew_witt [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

      Hello, would it be possible to chat about using your basking shark picture on a small handout? I am satellite tracking basking sharks this year in Scotland and would like to make a handout to distribute around the Scottish Isles - the handout is to alert people to look for the satellite tags on beaches, typically the tags detach and wash up after several months. Do you think it might be possible to chat about using use the picture? My email is m.j.witt@exeter.ac.uk. Many thanks. Matt

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