Spectacular footage of a humpback whale jumping out of the sea was captured by a resident on Arran.


Neil Webb managed to capture some excellent close-up footage of the whale as it breached on the Firth of Clyde, to the amazement of passengers on the CalMac ferry.

Neil was lucky enough to see the massive see creature breach around ten times and caught some of the spectacular sight on video - see below.

Lucky Jess Taylor managed to capture the magical moment at 4.40pm yesterday as the beautiful sea mammal is seen launching itself out of the sea before splashing back down in the glorious sunshine.

The video was shared on the Arran Cetacean Sightings Facebook page and has amassed hundreds of likes and plenty of comment.

See the video 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 the seafront.

And amazing footage of a breaching whale was captured in Loch Long last year- see here

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

Dr Philip Cowie revealed recently 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,"

Jess's video received plenty of praise and comments from followers on the Arran Catacean Sightings Facebook page including Adam Tierney who said: "The humpback whales have come back. No need to go to Alaska to see them now."