Dolphins swim among surfers off Cornish coast

Dolphins Image copyright Karen O'Dell Photography

A pod of dolphins "put on a show" for people on a beach in St Ives as they swam alongside surfers and children.

They were caught on camera by Karen O'Dell, a local photographer, who spotted them on Porthmeor Beach on Saturday while she sat in the rain.

She said: "The dolphins were amazing, they were really playing and jumping in the big waves.

"It was like they'd come to see us and put on a show. I have seen them before at Porthmeor but not that close."

Image copyright Karen O'Dell Photography

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The photographer said she was sitting on the beach watching children playing in the sea when the dolphins arrived.

"I was thrilled when I saw them, even more thrilled when I realised that I had my camera with me."

Since she posted the images on Facebook on Saturday they have been shared hundreds of times.

Image copyright Karen O'Dell Photography
Image caption A pod of dolphins swam alongside surfers and children on Saturday
Image copyright Karen O'Dell Photography

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