A humpback whale rescued after being trapped in fishing nets for several hours has shown no ill effects from her ordeal by putting on a stunning show for tourists.
The 20-tonne mammal – known as Doris – thrilled onlookers as she frolicked off the coast of Cornwall at Falmouth Bay.
Sightseers on a local wildlife cruise were treated to the sight of the gentle giant breaching the surface a total of 25 times.
Keith Leeves, who has run AK Wildlife Cruises for many years, described the moment as ‘pure joy’.
He said: “We know it’s the same whale that got herself entangled in nets in Devon because we could see rope burn marks on her.
“So we know this is Doris.
“But thankfully she was freed by the RNLI and conservationists and there she was putting on a magnificent show on her journey to the Atlantic.”
Last month the 45ft humpback got tangled in whelk pot lines off the South Devon …
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