Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A hot summers day full of animals

Thousands of dolphins and two sperm whales just outside of our coast. In the morning we encountered hundreds of dolphins from 3 different species (common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin and spotted dolphin), and in the afternoon we resighted two species (common and bottlenose) and two beautiful sperm whales. Our lookout informed us that in the area there were thousands of dolphins around. We had several boats on the water, both whale watching and swimming, and also a Full Day tour to Vila Franca Islet.

Photos from the morning: 

Spotted dolphins
Atlantic Spotted dolphins
Lots of spotted dolphins

Common dolphins surfing in the waves of our catamaran "Cetus"

Cory's shearwater

Bottlenose dolphins

Bottlenose dolphins

Photos from the afternoon:

Bottlenose dolphins
Common dolphin baby jumping high, together with its mother and a juvenile
Common dolphins jumping close to our Catamatan
Common dolphins
Common dolphins jumping in front of our zodiac

The same dolphin watching to the zodiac

A common dolphins lacking the yellow patch,
one out for at least 4 different individuals that we know of that is missing the yellow colouration

Dolphin caught in action of creating new dolphins

"Hello, I wanna race the catamaran!"

"Yeah! Lets race!"
Sperm whale
The first sperm whale diving

The second sperm whale diving

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