Dolphin Pushing On Shore - click to enlarge

Dolphin Pushing On Shore

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.

Dolphin Pushing On Shore - click to enlarge
Dolphin Pushing On Shore – click to enlarge

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”

  1. 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?

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