Massive whale spotted off east coast by conservationist

The enormous marine mammal was unusually spotted off the Isle of May.

A massive humpback whale has been captured on film by a conservationist off the coast of Scotland.

The giant creature was seen cutting through the choppy Firth of Forth off the Isle of May by David Steel before disappearing back below the water line.

Mr Steel, nature reserve manager for the Isle of May, said the whale’s presence in the area was “rare,” but that sightings of the marine mammals had become more common in recent years.

The animals can grow as large as 55ft long and can live for up to 50 years.