A minke whale has been spotted surfacing off the coast of Cornwall, writes John Bett.

Footage was filmed by AK Wildlife Cruises, Falmouth, who uploaded it to Facebook.

Falmouth Packet:

It is one of several that have been spotted off the coast in recent weeks.

A spokesperson for the company said: "We've encountered a few recently but have only had very brief glimpses so we were happy to be able to pick this one up a few times yesterday as it surfaced.

"This minke was heading south around the coastline and travelled a long distance underwater on each dive but we had perfect spotting conditions so managed to keep track of it for a little while."