Dolphins delight seafront visitors with playful antics

These photos capture the moment dolphins thrilled beachgoers and fishermen as they leapt from the sea earlier today.

Sunday, 13th May 2018, 6:17 pm
Updated Sunday, 13th May 2018, 6:36 pm
This magnificent shot was captured by Laurence Younger from the coast at Marsden.

The pictures were taken by Laurence Younger after he was alerted a pod of bottlenose dolphins by a friend.

He headed down to Marsden at 4.30pm and managed to spot them off the coast with his camera lens.

One of the pod of bottlenose dolphins as it made a splash.

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He said: "I got a phone call from my friend fishing from Shields pier and he told me they were heading south towards Marsden.

"I dropped everything got my camera and ran up to Marsden bay where I got them coming past.

"It was quite a run up there.

"They were about a half a mile out, but my camera has good lens."

The dolphins were first spotted off Shields Pier before they headed south.
One of the dolphins captured as it rises out of the North Sea.