Amazing footage of a humpback whale breaching in the Clyde was captured at the weekend.

Dawn Petherick was on board the vessel when the magical moment occurred in Loch Long.

She said: "It was a very lucky day for me, starting with the alerts which I almost missed and then the synchronicity of being invited out on the boat just one of those days when everything fell into place!"

Watch the incredible footage below

Humpback sightings on the Clyde are rare with one being christened 'Hamish' upon its visit to Largs waters in 2016 as it breached in front of Largs seafront.

The ocean giant could be seen splashing its enormous fins in the sparkling water amid the sunshine as it was enjoying its feed.

Dawn added that she would like to thank Jason Coles and Wreckspeditions  because without Jason's and Claire's kindness she woudn't have been out on the water in the first place to capture the marvellous moment.

Dr Philip Cowie told the News in the past that humpback whale sightings do happen on the Clyde on some occasions.

He said: " Humpback whale can be found in all of the worlds oceans and undergo amazing migrations. They spend the winter months in the tropics and subtropics breeding, and summer months in temperate and colder waters feeding. They are large baleen whales measuring between 12 – 16 m, and can weigh up to 38 tonnes!

"So why have we been seeing them in the Clyde for the last few years? From the video footage and photographs people have sent in, and my own luck in watching one of the whales for a few hours, it is apparent that the whale/whales are feeding in a variety of different ways during these sightings,"