Breathtaking footage shows whales swimming off Scottish coast just metres from wild swimmer

The video shows whales jumping through the water in a harbour.

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 5:17 pm
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 5:21 pm

A wild swimmer has captured stunning footage of whales swimming just metres from her while she was out for a dip.

Lisa Christie, from Great Cumbrae was swimming in the Firth of Clyde when she spotted two Northern bottlenose whales splashing around in Kames Bay.

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Sounds of the ocean beasts breathing can be heard in a video she took of them as they swam metres from her.

The Northern bottlenose whales were swimming just metres from Lisa Christie, who videoed them
The Northern bottlenose whales were swimming just metres from Lisa Christie, who videoed them

"It’s hard to tell how close they were,” Lisa said.

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"One time they surfaced it felt like you could almost reach out and touch them, but they were maybe about 10 to15 metres away.”

The keen swimmer said she regularly spots wildlife in the area including basking sharks, otters, seals and Kylie, the resident dolphin.

A dog looks on curiously at the giant sea creatures swimming past in Kames Bay

Hundreds of people have shared the video since Lisa posted it on social media.

"I’m glad people are enjoying something a bit nicer than the usual Covid news at this time.”

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