Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin

Most of my Dolphin articles have been groups fishing together. I do have a series of photographs never published of a single Dolphin spinning/splashing schools of fish.

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin – click to enlarge

The Dolphin below swam close to the shore slowing pushing fish forward.

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin – click to enlarge

A short distance further, when they were grouped up he quickly spun around them in a fast tight circle.

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin – click to enlarge

When he had them bunched close enough he almost had a whirlpool.

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin – click to enlarge

Splashing with his tail he pushed them towards shore.

Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin - click to enlarge
Herding Fish Alone, Dolphin – click to enlarge

And caught them.

They don’t always strand these fish either. If they have enough of a circle and whirlpool made slamming their tail down stuns the fish and they are caught that way also.

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