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Video: Irish Kayakers close-up footage of the world's second-largest sharks off Kerry coast

A small and lucky band of kayakers has captured stunning, close-up footage of basking sharks near the Blasket Islands.

The kayakers, led by Noel O'Leary of Irish Adventures (irishadventures.net), encountered the animals on the Wild Atlantic Way just last week.

Basking shark are the world's second-largest fish (after whale sharks), and can be seen feeding off the Irish coast from April to August.

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