STUNNING video shows a pod of dolphins breaching high into the air just metres away from a Scots shoreline.
Sam Loudon, 36, captured the incredible footage showing the majestic sea mammals soaring through the air close to the shore at Chanonry Point at Fortrose, Highland on Friday.
The spectacular clip shows multiple large dolphins propelling themselves high into the air as they put on a show for shop owner Sam from Bellshill, North Lanarkshire.
The beautiful sea creatures can be seen emerging nose first from the dark grey water before flipping themselves around and plunging back into the sea.
One dolphin can be seen soaring to around 10ft above the water just metres away from the shore.
Sam shared the stunning footage to Facebook on Saturday, writing: “We were so lucky at Chanonry Point yesterday.
“We went for 9.30am and someone spotted the dolphins with binoculars far out, so we hung about for an hour and weren’t disappointed.”
The post has now collected over 1,400 likes with hundreds of comments and shares from users who were impressed by the jaw dropping video.
Melanie Hayward said: “Lucky you, this is amazing.”
Margaret Gallacher wrote: “This is what you call a real dolphin show. Happy and free.”
May Harper commented: “How special.”
Kim Malcolm replied: “Wow, awesome to watch.”
Craig Hemburrow added: “What a show! You’re very lucky.”
Speaking today Sam said: “We were doing the North Coast 500 anticlockwise and on our second day the first place we wanted to visit was Chanonry point.
“As we had read online, there was a chance of seeing wild dolphins off the shore that come in to feed when the tide is out.
“We made sure we were there just after 9am and walked around for an hour.
“The kids played while we tried to spot some dolphins and there was a woman sitting on a bench on a hill with binoculars who said she could see about five dolphins further out.
“We waited to see if they would come closer and they did.
“About 10.20am the dolphins were really close to the shore. They didn’t disappoint.
“For about 20 minutes they played right in front of everyone. It was amazing, we couldn’t believe our luck.
“We were absolutely amazed and overjoyed, we just couldn’t believe how close they were.
“Because they were showing off and jumping out the water it just made the whole experience.”