Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Short-beaked Common Dolphin

This weekend I went out on a whale watching trip from San Remo, a small coastal town about 1 1/2 hours from Melbourne.  San Remo is in fact on the 'mainland' end of the bridge that goes across to Phillip Island.

I was a bright, but kind of chilly day and the whales did not cooperate.  Maybe they were having a shy day.

However, we did get regular views of Short-beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) playing around the boat.  The dolphins were not really in much of a mood for jumping - but I rather like the shots through the water. In some ways there remind me of stained glass windows - or at least shots taken through glass.

Anybody who lives in my neck of the woods can find out about the tour / trip with a simple search - even though I did not see whales (this time) I can recommend the tour.










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13 comments:

Fun60 said...

I would be quite happy watching the dolphins playing in those clear waters.

Marcia said...

I wouldn't have known those were dolphins. You could have called them whales.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Hey there... dolphins are whales too don't forget!!! Yuppers, and they'll do fine for visuals today!!! (I agree about the glass effect.) YAM xx

David M. Gascoigne, said...

As you say, Stewart, no whales but a great outing nevertheless.

Nathalie SANTA MARIA said...

I remember this small village, very pretty.
You had a nice trip at sea.
Kisses de France

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Great photos! Beautiful animals and amazing water color!

Marie Smith said...

Great photos of the dolphins below the surface!

italiafinlandia said...

How nice to watch them free!
All the best.

Jill Harrison said...

We were amongst a pod of dolphins this summer in our bay. So lovely to see them up close enjoying themselves. Have a great week and thank you for visiting my blog last week.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Such wonderful creatures.

I love when they check me out in my kayak

Rhodesia said...

I have always wanted to swim with dolphins, but I think now that it will never happen! Cheers Diane

This N That said...

I'm so jealous..Wales or no wale, I would have loved being on that boat..I'm more a water/ocean person than a birder..It's actually an insult to all you birders to even think of me remotely as a birder..Those pictures are gorgeous..what beautiful water..Love the color..Go back!!!

Efbé said...

Beautiful animals, and love the different water colors. Bonjour de France!