A swimmer was spotted swimming within inches of a huge shark in nail biting footage video filmed off the coast of Malaga.
He seemed to have no problem getting within a few inches of the animal as it slid past him into the water with its telltale fin.
The video shows the man floating around in the water close to the shark swimming within an inch of him.
The shark then swims past him, diving underwater for a closer look before swimming away.
Experts estimate that the last shark to appear off the Spanish coast was about 20 feet.
The footage of swimming in the Bay of Malaga was taken from a boat that the swimmer would have jumped from so he could get close to the animal.
Yesterday’s sighting was the third in less than a month of a plankton-eating basking shark in the southern waters of Spain.
They are described as harmless to humans, although police warned kayakers and other sports enthusiasts not to approach when another shark of the same species, described as over 26 feet in length, was spotted at La Mamola Beach on the Costa Tropical last weekend. to the east.
The presence in the area has been linked to a large amount of plankton.
On Sunday, a member of the Spanish Paralympic swimming team was filmed sprinting two sharks after a terrifying encounter at Sant Pol beach on the Costa Brava north of Barcelona.
Ariel Schrenck accelerated after hearing his mother scream from the shoreline when she saw two telltale fins and the animals walking in his direction.
Ariel, part of the Spanish team that participated in the World Para Swimming Allianz Championships in London last year, was training at the time.
The sharks that the 19-year-old would be out-swam are tintoreras, or blue sharks, which have been blamed for attacks on holidaymakers in the past, including one in Elche near Alicante in July 2016, when a 40-year-old man was bitten on the hand.
Before another basking shark sighed for La Mamola beach last Saturday, a smaller basking shark was spotted at the nearby resort of Calahonda on the Costa Tropical in early May. It was much smaller at about 10 feet.