Highlands & Islands

Dolphins pictured hunting salmon in the Moray Firth

Bottlenose dolphin catching salmon Image copyright WDC/Charlie Phillips

Bottlenose dolphins have been photographed hunting large salmon in the Moray Firth.

Whale and Dolphin Conservation field officer Charlie Phillips, who took the images, has been observing the firth's dolphins for more than 25 years.

Bottlenose dolphin catching salmon Image copyright WDC/Charlie Phillips

The Moray Firth and North Sea provide habitat for the world's most northerly resident population of bottlenose dolphins.

Bottlenose dolphin catching salmon Image copyright WDC/Charlie Phillips

The animals usually gather off Chanonry Point on the Black Isle in the Scottish Highlands to hunt salmon.

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