A dolphin which was horribly injured by a boat last year has been spotted in West Highland waters jumping, playing and having fun entertaining tourists.
The bottlenose dolphin was spied among a playful pod of the friendly creatures during a trip from Jura to Oban.
The dolphins were seen on an excursion organised by Oban-based wildlife tour company, Basking Shark Scotland, and it soon became obvious that one had been injured by the large damaged area near its tail.
But despite making regular trips of this kind, no-one could remember seeing this particular dolphin before, so the company decided to delve into its past.
Basking Shark Scotland founder, Shane Wasik, said: “The damaged area looked like it had been caused by a boat strike. We do encounter this resident pod during the summer season but we could not remember ever seeing this individual. Having such an obvious identification mark meant it could easily be …