Dolphin, 10+ Miles From Any Ocean Inlet

Dolphin, 10+ Miles From Any Ocean Inlet

I spotted one slipping past into an opening on the left of this cut.

We then heard them exhale through their blow hole.

Ellen moved off to photo them in the small salt pool, I waited for them to return. Which they had to do, only one way and out and it must be high tide.

Best viewed large, I had mounted a wide angle lens right before this.

Dolphin, 10+ Miles From Any Ocean Inlet
Dolphin, 10+ Miles From Any Ocean Inlet

Above, Two Dolphin on the edge of the grasses. A rare and amazing sight.

Note; The Lowcountry has a specific subset of Dolphin. They are Dolphin pods that do not return to the ocean. They live and fish along the coast and go inland into marshes. These two are part of one of those pods. They are also the only Dolphin that hunt in groups purposely pushing and stranding fish on the shore, where they follow to catch them.

National Geographic is in the process of filming their follow up to this group of Dolphin. None of us are sure if this will help or harm them.

We also have worked/photographed these pods extensively. Search on the word Dolphin on out menu for some incredible looks at Dolphin life.

2 thoughts on “Dolphin, 10+ Miles From Any Ocean Inlet”

    1. Thanks πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. These Dolphin are probably from one of those pods. Looking at an aerial map, following the cuts through marshes, leads right out to their hunting areas. Very intelligent!!!

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