Incredible moment a pod of dolphins swim up to eager beachgoers trying to get a glimpse on their lockdown walks
- A series of dolphins were spotted at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s east on Thursday
- The friendly aquatic mammals soon generated plenty of attention from locals
- Sighting was a welcome distraction for many who are battling lockdown Sydney
Amazing footage has emerged of a pod of friendly dolphins swimming within metres of delighted beachgoers.
The footage, taken from Bondi Beach, in Sydney’s east, showed the incredible creatures coming remarkably close to the sand much to the delight of swimmers and surfers.
With plenty of people out enjoying some sunshine during their lockdown walk on Thursday, the series of dolphins frolicking in the ocean didn’t take long to attract attention.
Surfers and swimmers soon found themselves within touching distance, as the playful dolphins zipped in and out of the water.
The pod of dolphins (pictured middle and right) came remarkably close to the sand on Thursday at Bondi Beach
It isn’t the first time a pod of dolphins has made it way to Sydney’s pristine eastern beaches.
On March 20 last year, with the pandemic in full swing in Sydney – surfers at neighbouring Bronte Beach were stunned after witnessing three dolphins leap out of the water.
A number of surfers later described the experience as an ‘incredible show.’
Both Bondi and Bronte beaches are renowned for being prime spots for dolphin and whale sighting, particularly between June and August each year.
With a surfer just metres away, the cheeky pod of dolphins provided an unforgettable experience at Bondi Beach
Dolphins also typically swim in pods close to the shore in search of small fish.
The sighting would have been been a welcome distraction for countless Sydney residents in the east, with a record 239 Covid cases confirmed on Thursday.
NSW Health also confirmed the death of another two of the state’s residents – a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s from south-western Sydney.
Neither were vaccinated against the virus.
Surfers at Bondi Beach were treated to the sight of a pod of dolphins (pictured) on Thursday