Blowing bubbles

July 31, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

We were on a family holiday up in the Bay of Islands.  This is a deep area of water, that used to be a giant volcanic crater.  The islands and peninsula are relics of these ancient crater-rims.  It makes for a good harbour for boats, and for marine life.  So obviously we had to try to see some dolphins.

 

This was my favourite shot of the trip.  The reason is that almost all my other shots are of dolphins swimming alongside us, or riding the bow.  This is one of the few times a dolphin swam towards us.  And despite being underwater, the tip of the nose was as sharp as I would expect for a land shot.  I guess that says something about the water quality.

Bottle-Nose DolphinBottle-Nose DolphinNZ Bottle-nosed dolphin from the Bay of Islands.

Taken with a900 and 70-200mm f2.8 G


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