Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

Strand Feeding, Dolphins (2)

These photographs were taken over a period of 3 days. These are from the ‘to do’ files, images that were skipped over for others taken at the same.

This web site has many new viewers that may not have seen any of the previous projects and this subject is so rare I decided to publish two new articles on this Dolphin pods habits. These are new photographs.

Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)
Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

The first photograph here is an example of the waves they create, and how they will follow fish right to shore. It’s important the contour of the beach is on an incline, under the water. This allows them to just roll back and be in enough water to push back out. They know exactly how and where to strand since an other Dolphin taught them the tricks.

This is also the perfect spot/angle to be to photograph a stranding.

Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)
Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

Above is a Dolphin checking the shore for danger. The animal is just under the surface and swimming by at a high speed. The only way I knew he was coming through was the surface suddenly ‘raised up’ in front of me. I just pointed the lens and pushed the shutter, not knowing what I would get. We both saw each other about the same time.

Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)
Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

Another Dolphin here circled a school and checked all around at the same time. They will hunt with their head up out of the water.

Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)
Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

This is the ‘whirlpool of fish’ being herded and forced in the direction they want. Sometimes this is done so fast fish are flying out of the water from the pressure.

Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)
Strand Feeding Dolphins (2)

And finally… a needle fish. The fish hit shore with this Dolphin a hair behind. Not a big one, but there is a school of others right there.

When the tide is right, and the temperature is below the boiling point we might try to get out where they might be for another few sets like these. It is not an easy trip.

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4 thoughts on “Strand Feeding, Dolphins (2)”

  1. Spectacular photographs of dolphins! They are so beautiful. I am sure you had a great time watching dolphins and taking their pictures!

    1. Itโ€™s watching evolution. They have taught themselves how to hunt like this and every year a new calf is introduced to the method. It has spread to other Dolphin pods nearby. Amazing ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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