She glanced up at him, basking in the afterglow of a good scare.
Carmen smiled, basking in the warmth of his attention.
A kind of plover, Pluvianus aegyptius, often sits upon basking crocodiles, and, since the latter often rest with gaping mouth, it is possible that these agile birds do pick the reptiles' teeth in search of parasites.
They spend most of their time in the water, but are also very fond of basking in the hot sun on the banks of rivers or in marshes, usually with the head turned towards the water, to which they take on the slightest alarm.
For a few minutes she lay still, basking in the security of his presence.