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Dolphins surround kayakers on the Scottish lake

Breathtaking moment as a group of jumping dolphins circle kayakers in a Scottish lake

  • Denise Vernon and her partner Mark were paddling on Loch Hourn, Scotland
  • As they traveled across the sheltered water, a group of dolphins began to jump
  • The marine mammals surrounded the pair as they filmed the amazing moment
  • Ms. Vernon said the first thing they knew about the dolphins was a “splashing noise.”

Two kayakers were shocked when a group of dolphins began to circle around them in a Scottish lake.

Denise Vernon and her partner Mark paddled into the water before suddenly spotting some splashes in the distance.

The dolphins then swam straight for them on Loch Hourn on the west coast of Scotland.

Denise Vernon and her partner Mark were kayaking through Loch Hourn on the west coast of Scotland when they were surrounded by a pod of dolphins

Ms. Vernon said she liked being surrounded by the dolphins, although she took care not to accidentally hit her paddle

Ms. Vernon said she liked being surrounded by the dolphins, although she took care not to accidentally hit her paddle

Denise Vernon and her partner Mark were kayaking through Loch Hourn on the west coast of Scotland when they were surrounded by a pod of dolphins

The pair paddled along the sheltered lake when they heard a lot of splashing

The pair paddled along the sheltered lake when they heard a lot of splashing

The pair paddled along the sheltered lake when they heard a lot of splashing

Mrs. Vernon, 32, from Oban, Argyll, said, ‘They got so close. It was so special. ‘

Denise Vernon, left, and her partner Mark, right, were kayaking on Sunday when they saw the dolphins leap out of the water

Denise Vernon, left, and her partner Mark, right, were kayaking on Sunday when they saw the dolphins leap out of the water

Denise Vernon, left, and her partner Mark, right, were kayaking on Sunday when they saw the dolphins leap out of the water

The couple filmed the moment on a GoPro on Sunday.

Ms. Vernon added: ‘We saw big splashes for the first time and didn’t know what it was.

I then called out to my partner who was on the other side that I think they are dolphins.

“They then changed direction and swam as they leaped out of the water into the air, straight for us.”

She and her partner, 54, stopped to enjoy the moment and added, ‘They then swam past us in the other direction and I thought they were close and was very happy.

‘But then they changed direction again and jumped very close to my sea kayak.

For a moment they swam with me and I saw some underwater right next to me so close that I was afraid to paddle so as not to hit them.

They then caught up with us and jumped up in front of us again, circled us and swam back to the other side, where they were presumably herding fish in the bay.

“I am still completely impressed by the rarity of the experience.”

The water was completely still before the dolphins started playing with the kayaks

The water was completely still before the dolphins started playing with the kayaks

The water was completely still before the dolphins started playing with the kayaks

Mrs. Vernon believes the dolphins were trying to herd a school of fish in the bay

Mrs. Vernon believes the dolphins were trying to herd a school of fish in the bay

Mrs. Vernon believes the dolphins were trying to herd a school of fish in the bay

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