Sea lion surprises fisherman with dramatic dives

The animal put on an impressive show for the camera

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Sea lion surprises fisherman with dramatic dives

This fisherman was trying to pull up his anchor when he felt like something under the water was watching him do it.

He soon realised that he was correct - when a sea lion popped out of the and startled him.

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The animal can be seen throwing itself out of the water behind him before ducking back down again.

And he does the exact same thing once again as he's alongside the boat.

There's one final graceful dive for the camera in the background as the footage finishes and the fisherman winds in the final piece of cord...

Britain's amazing sea life

Britain's amazing sea life