Thursday, 26 November 2015

Bottlenosed Dolphin

While I was on a boat trip around Lord Howe Island, we had a brief visit from this Bottlenosed Dolphin.  It seemed to have a wonderful ability to be on the opposite side of the boat to me at all times, so I only got one burst of pictures.

Still, I rather like them, especially the first one.





And yes, the water really was that colour!  And there was not a cloud in the sky either!!

You can find more pictures of animals from around the world over at Saturday Critters.

29 comments:

nattsyrransphoto said...

Absolutely amazing and the color is magic. Dolphins are definitely a favorite :) Have a nice day.

Lea said...

Wonderful! Beautiful!
Hope you are having a great day!
Lea

Margaret Adamson said...

Fantastic shots.

ladyfi said...

Just wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

We have more an aqua down here on the Gulf.

:O)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Stunning 'fresh' shots Stewart! YAM xx
(...who is in Sydney and seeing that there is just no window to get down to Melbourne after all. Next time!)

Mike said...

Great shots. Always so great to see dolphins alongside the boat. It seems like they're playing!

eileeninmd said...

I love the dolphins, they are so cute and smart too. Great shots, enjoy your day!

Florida Farm Girl said...

Isn't that always the way? Dolphin on the other side of the boat, bird behind a branch or leaf, critter behind a tree? Sending you and your family best wishes from our Thanksgiving Day. You and your blog are just two of the things I'm thankful for today.

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures Stewart..I am I big fan of sea life...Enjoy your day..

Montanagirl said...

Oh my, Stewart! You did good!!!

Rhodesia said...

What great shots. I have always wanted to swim with dolphins but it is never going to happen now :-( Diane

Fun60 said...

Great photos. I just can't get over the colour of the sea.

Linda W. said...

Fantastic photos! How lucky to see this dolphin.

TheChieftess said...

So fun to see these beautiful creatures up close and personal!!! Love that first shot!!!

Brian King said...

Nicely done!

Bethany Carson said...

Nice photos of the dolphin, and the water is beautiful!

Andrea Priebe said...

They are so beautiful and smart. What a gift to be able to spot them on your voyage to Lord Howe Island. The stunning blue color of the water tells me you had beautiful weather out there and that the water is very, very deep where you were ... simply gorgeous. This had to be a dream trip for you and will be again soon. You are blessed and since we have just celebrated Thanksgiving in the USA, I am sure you are thankful for all you have :) Beautiful series, Stewart ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful shots!

Lee said...

Wonderful creatures...a joy to behold and to see in the sea! :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You got great pictures. We see dolphins pretty often in Florida and they definitely share that one habit of yours -- always on the wrong side of the boat ;>)

Captured By Jade said...

Wow - breath taking views! The first picture, like you, is my favourite. That blue...!

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eileeninmd said...

Hello Stewart, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and new week ahead!

Findlay Wilde said...

Never had a clear view of a dolphin yet, but I was lucky to watch a basking shark once. These are great pictures.

Liz said...

Fantastic shots, Stewart! I love the movement you've captured!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Wonderful animals. Good that you made the most of your chance!
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Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful critters! I'd love to see dolphins in the wild.

Marie C said...

There is something so magical about getting to see sealife! Love your photos!