Surprise Dolphin Feeding

Surprise Dolphin Feeding (1)

Out with Ellen and a friend early yesterday we decided to go along the marsh and small hammock islands before leaving.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

Ellen charged ahead, straight into the shoe sucking pluff mud, I took a different path and almost immediately noticed the ‘tell’ of hunting Dolphin.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

Above may not look like much but the water was circling by the hammock (A Hammock is a small reed/grass covered island). I called back to the ‘mud people’ right before the full hunt started. A Dolphin ‘blow hole’ sound was off to my right but I didn’t want to turn away.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

The Dolphin suddenly started the spin with his large tail and the water thrown around was the usual flood.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

There was no pushing fish to the shore, it was covered with sharp shells. These Dolphin are likely part of the larger pod that knows how to strand feed (click here for my images) further down the shore.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

All the fishing was below the surface, I did not see if anything was caught.

Surprise Dolphin Feeding
Surprise Dolphin Feeding

Just as fast as it started the Dolphin finished and started back out towards the coastline.

This was a nice surprise, even better since out friend John had never been back here, or seen the Dolphins in action like this.

And that other ‘blow hole’ sound. As I shot the one above leaving it was suddenly louder and close. I need to work on those photographs next.

 

 

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