Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dolphins, up close

Here is a close up photos of some dolphins.  The dolphins that I showed yesterday and two days ago, on Sunday, not only swam all around our boat, but they came right up to the boat and swam with us.  They are playful and seemed to enjoy the contact with the boat.  At times they would swim right next to the bow of the boat.

Bottlenose and spinner dolphins are common.  They can be found from the Caribbean throughout the Pacific all  the way to Japan.  Individual dolphins are not migratory like whales, however.  They tend to stay in the same general area of the ocean.  

Tomorrow I will show my favorite dolphin photo.  I will give you a hint or a teaser.  It shows a dolphin who looks like he was auditioning for Sea World.

8 comments:

richard said...

Lucky You.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I used to see these out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from anywhere. They seemed to dance along just in front of the ships.

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Sharon said...

This is an amazing photo so I'm truly excited to see what you have for tomorrow.

Leif Hagen said...

It's "FLIPPER!" Wonderful dolphin photo!

brattcat said...

I love these brothers of the sea. There was a report on NPR yesterday about the guy who trained Flipper and then grew into an outspoken advocate for freeing dolphins from captivity. Interesting interview. Great photo!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

this is a truly spectacular photo. amazing that you were able to capture it.

Frank said...

What magnificent creatures. And so smart. Can't wait to see the show tomorrow.

glenda said...

They are so beautiful to see in their natural habitat.

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