Dolphins feed on Salmon

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A dolphin celebrates her welcome return to British waters by flipping fish in front of delighted onlookers.

Zephyr the Bottlenose dolphin was captured on camera tossing the 20lb salmon more than 20ft in the air before catching it in her beak.

She was one of 260 Bottlenoses to arrive once more in Scotland – to feast on salmon that spawn there at this time of year.

Marine conservation officer Charlie Phillips, 51, recently witnessed the incredible sight while studying the creatures at Chanonry Point, Black Isle, near his Inverness home.

‘Zephyr was throwing a massive salmon up in the air,’ said Charlie. ‘The people that were on the beach were cheering and clapping in excitement.’

He added: ‘The fish was more than likely already dead so it