A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge

A Dolphin Strand Feeding

This stranding was a large one. I counted 5 Dolphin in the charge, an adult and young calf a little behind in the water. There was not a sound until a huge crashing wave hit shore.

A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge

There was a substantial number of fish pushed to shore.

A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge

The Dolphins came in shoulder to shoulder, almost in a straight line. I never noticed that before. It was an impressive well rehearsed charge.

A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge

In the above it looks like a wall of charging Dolphin.

A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge

As they rolled back into the water Dolphin were still grabbing the flying fish.

A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding - click to enlarge
A Dolphin Strand Feeding – click to enlarge

The strand from start to finish was 9 seconds. That makes me feel a little better when I’m out of focus or miss one.

 

 

8 thoughts on “A Dolphin Strand Feeding”

    1. This is a rare treat, a sight not many ever will see. That said… it was so cool !!

      The shore just erupted, water everywhere, you could hear the Dolphins. I’ve photographed feedings before but never one so large. Each Dolphin is 10 – 13 feet long, huge. I still have more work to do, and more trips out. I doubt another stranding like that one.

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  1. Ted, These are fantastic! At the moment, I am not sure how I am going to put together my film, but if you give me full size jpegs of all of these, or the ones you like best, I will save them in the project so that I can use them as start to edit.

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