I could not have asked for any more drama in a photograph than this. A pod of Dolphin were herding schools of fish at the mouth of a river. This is a favorite hunting spot. This is one of a few groups in the world that have learned to herd, and push, fish to shore. If the bank is steep enough, they go right up with them.
Here a large adult forced the school to shore, and has caught one, a second is jumping to escape. Adults grow to about 13 feet (4 m) and weight between 600 – 1100 pounds. They swim at 17 mph (27 K).
Best to use common sense around them.
8 thoughts on “Dolphin Pushing On Shore”
Ted this is AMAZING! Wow! Hey, I’m doing a talk to a small group of people at an art gallery in Dunedin this Sunday – about Colour and about my blogging experience. Is it ok with you if I save this image to my laptop and show it as part of my talk?
Please do. That’s great, nothing like a huge animal charging you to keep people awake.
The power of photography 🙂 A small group of mammals around the world, captured like this is art. At least I think so… kind of bias though.
Wow, what a dramatic image.
Photographs like these are why we work with wildlife. Can’t capture that in studio or event photography
Thanks. It does get exciting out there at times.
I love dolphins and this is such a cool image! Nice one, Ted, and thank you!
To think this is one of the few places in the world it can happen, and to view and document it…amazing.