I had a good feeling about today before getting on the boat and sure enough i was in luck. Just as we were leaving the harbour there was a radio call to Dolphin Explorer from a fellow boatsman who had spotted what he thought was an energetic group of common dolphins close to the coast. However, from the description given, it sounded a lot more like Bottlenose behaviour. It was not long before we spotted a big white splash close to shore and sure enough it was the BN’s!
As for this photo… well it could have been a winning shot if the dolphins had only faced the other way. To say i am a tad frustrated is an understatement! This was about my 5th frame in from the start of the encounter. There were only two more breaches in the time we spent with them and i managed to capture both, however they just don’t match up to this shot. The light, distance from the subject and backdrop couldn’t be more perfect!! Ah well… fingers crossed for a next time!