Incredible footage shows fin whale swimming with pod of dolphins off Isles of Scilly

  • Watch the footage captured off the coast of the Isles of Scilly

A photographer has captured the moment a fin whale was swimming alongside a pod of dolphins off the Isles of Scilly.

The drone video was filmed by local cameraman Gareth Tibbs.

He said there had been a lot of whale activity around the islands this winter, which was 'amazing' to see.

Gareth added: "Definitely one of the hardest things to film as they generally don't hang around on the surface much."

Mr Tibbs said he had been waiting for two years to get the shot, having spent hundreds of hours in boats and on land since he first spotted humpback whales in the sea around the Isles of Scilly.

The sighting took place off the island of Bryher and the cameraman said he was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

Fin whales are the second-largest whale species on earth,  second only to the blue whale.

The species is found throughout the world's oceans. It gets its name from an easy-to-spot fin on its back, near its tail.