A man who is taking on a major swimming challenge has had a surprisingly close encounter with some of the Island's marine life.
Mike Davis set off for his swimming challenge and was soon joined by a herd of seals.
The seals then continued to swim with him throughout his first day.
Over 100 seals are predicted to be living on the Isle of Man at one time.
Most of them can be seen in the south of the island around the Calf of Man.
The swim will see him travel a distance of 100 miles around the coastline of the Island.
His mother is from the Isle of Man and he has family links to the Island dating back over 500 years.
He also has an interest in preserving marine and coastal ecosystems similar to those around the Isle of Man.
His fundraising page can be found here.