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Dolphin pictured breaching near surfers in Cornwall

Dolphins Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption The dolphin was spotted off Sennen beach in west Cornwall

A bottlenose dolphin has been pictured leaping amongst the waves off a beach in Cornwall.

It was part of a larger pod and was spotted breaching clear of the water, not far from a group of surfers.

Malcolm Barradell from the World Cetacean Alliance was on Sennen beach eating a pasty when he saw the display.

Mr Barradell, who has photographed dolphins all over the world, said: "It's always great to see them in home waters."

Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption Malcolm Barradell was eating a pasty when he saw the dolphin on 7 April.
Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption It was breaching clear of the water, and was part of a larger pod.
Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption Mr Barradell works for the World Cetacean Alliance.
Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption Mr Barradell was watching the surfers when the bottlenose turned up.
Image copyright Malcolm Barradell
Image caption Sennen beach is the most westerly surf spot in the country

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