STUNNING pictures show the moment a dolphin decides to play a game of catch with a jellyfish.
The pictures show the bottlenose dolphin initially heading the jellyfish along the water.
The dolphin also rests the jellyfish on his chin.
The photos were taken by Kenny MacLeod at Chanonry point, near Fortrose on Sunday.
The 57-year-old said: “Dolphins often play with seaweed but this is first time I’ve seen them play with a jellyfish.”
Kenny, from Nairn, says he was delighted with his photographs.
“It probably spelt the end for the jellyfish but it’s nature happening in front of my lens.
“Must have enjoyed it as this lasted for a considerable time.”
Kenny uploaded the pictures to Facebook on monday with the caption: “A Moray Firth dolphin playing with a jellyfish.”
On social media, Isobel Brooks said: “A wee change from a salmon. Lovely photos. Thanks for sharing.”
Suzanne Millar commented: “Brilliant photos!”
Alison Naulls said: “There were loads of these purple jellyfish on Camusdarach beach at the end of June. Not seen them there before, no likey.”
The Moray coast is not only famous for bottlenose dolphins, but also harbour porpoises and even whales, especially the Minke whale.
This is not the first time Kenny has been able to capture amazing photos of the creatures.
Last year, his pictures showed a dolphin appearing to be flying through the air after taking a 12ft leap out of water.
Hundreds of social media users have commented on the images, which Kenny captioned: “Come fly with me.”