A huge 12ft shark has been spotted by stunned tourists off the coast of the UK.
The enormous fish could clearly be seen gliding through the clear turquoise water in Torquay Marina, Devon.
The basking shark swam within six feet of the harbour wall where families had gathered.
Boat skipper Paul Brown, who owns Torquay Water Sports, photographed the harmless shark as he spotted it coming towards him on Wednesday afternoon.
It circled his vessel several times and swam towards a group of paddle-boarders during its 30-minute jaunt in the harbour.
Paul, 55, said: “I was on the boat with a colleague and he looked up and said ‘that’s a shark’. You could see the fin going side to side and the water is so clear.
They are Britain’s biggest fish and the second biggest fish in the world after the whale shark.
They are one of only three shark species to feed on plankton.