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Watching Each Other, Dolphins

These were taken while I was shooting the Dolphins strand feeding last week. There were multiple groups swimming in this inlet at the same time.

Watching Each Other, Dolphins - click to enlarge
Watching Each Other, Dolphins – click to enlarge

Several had young staying close to an adult, the others were diving, feeding, and watching the shore.

Ellen shot these same scenes (PassingByPhoto) from a different location up the shore.

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Watching Each Other, Dolphins - click to enlarge
Watching Each Other, Dolphins – click to enlarge

All this time a second group was feeding directly in front of my spot. In general I had no idea what to shoot first, so I’m lucky I didn’t mess up the whole series.

Watching Each Other, Dolphins - click to enlarge
Watching Each Other, Dolphins – click to enlarge
Watching Each Other, Dolphins - click to enlarge
Watching Each Other, Dolphins – click to enlarge

 

 

Fly By, White Ibis

This Ibis in flight was taken along the ocean shore. Which meant there was a good chance the bird wasn’t full of mud. And yes, he was (mostly) clean.

Fly By, White Ibis - click to enlarge
Fly By, White Ibis – click to enlarge

Enlarge the above and you will see some ‘stuff’ on his bill. These birds live everywhere on the southern coast so half the time they are knee deep in swamp mud.

Fly By, White Ibis - click to enlarge
Fly By, White Ibis – click to enlarge
Fly By, White Ibis - click to enlarge
Fly By, White Ibis – click to enlarge

When in large flocks Ibis can fly slow, but for the most part the prefer full speed ahead.

I think this bird was slowing down when I spotted him, which explains how I caught 3 images in focus.

Letting Dolphins Do The Work, Pelican

No more than 6 feet off shore was this clever Pelican. He let the Dolphins chase and confuse the fish, he reaped the rewards.

Letting Dolphins Do The Work, Pelican - click to enlarge
Letting Dolphins Do The Work, Pelican – click to enlarge

Above you can see the surf rolling towards me, actually now I wonder why he didn’t float to shore. Could he have been standing right there ?

Letting Dolphins Do The Work, Pelican - click to enlarge
Letting Dolphins Do The Work, Pelican – click to enlarge