Two bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Credit Photographer John MacPherson
The tension is palpable. There are around 100 people stood on the beach and an occasional fin shows above the surface and then like magic two dolphins explode from the water to a collective gasp from gathered onlookers.
Did you know? The 130-strong pod of bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth are the most northerly in the world. They are reportedly worth more than £4m to the local tourist economy.