WATCH: Harbour dolphin gets up close and personal

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STUNNING footage captured on a portable camera shows the dolphin in Portsmouth Harbour getting friendly with the neighbours.

Mat Buxey, 41, works at Portsmouth Harbour; his crew keep a GoPro camera on board their boat, which has led to an incredible encounter with the dolphin.

The dolphin jumping alongside a Brittany Ferry. Photo: Tony Hicks

The dolphin jumping alongside a Brittany Ferry. Photo: Tony Hicks

He says his friends called out that the dolphin was nearby, prompting him to stick the camera under the water.

He explained: ‘It was a bit unexpected, to be honest.

‘I was at the pontoon by the naval base when someone spotted the dolphin – I just put the GoPro underwater and started recording.

‘The dolphin got quite close to us; I think he was in a bit of a curious mood.’

Mat’s experience is something that he considers to be rather special.

He added: ‘I’ve never been up close to a dolphin before, so to me it was a pretty magical experience.

‘I feel incredibly lucky – this isn’t something I’m going to forget anytime soon.’