JERSEY wildlife photographer John Ovenden has captured his first pictures of one of Jersey’s more elusive aquatic visitors…
Mr Ovenden recently took several shots of porpoises he spotted while walking the cliff paths on the north coast.
Porpoises are far less numerous or visible than dolphins and usually appear from mid-December to early March in the waters north and west of the Island.
‘I went looking for them,’ Mr Ovenden explained.
‘They are very hard to spot; they are much more elusive than a dolphin and you don’t see them as regularly – they will suddenly appear.’ He added: ‘I’d seen them before while I have been out in a boat, but not very often.
‘It’s an absolute privilege to see them – it’s just wonderful.’