Oceanic Wildlife (Dolphin by boat)

On the day before we left the Canaries, we decided to spend a couple of hours dolphin & whale watching. Although we didn't see any whales, we did find & follow a pod of 8-12 dolphins which were not shy in coming up to the surface & playing in the waves created by our boat. Although these little guys seemed to be having great fun swimming along side the boat & jumping out of the water, it is surprisingly tricky to capture them on film before they disappear below the water, out of visibility... Some of these pictures are better than others and sadly none of them really capture how effortlessly these little beasties cut through the water!

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