Sunday, July 27, 2014

A nice Sunday with dolphins

Today we enjoyed the company of some of our beautiful dolphins species in the Azores. In the morning we all encountered a large group of common dolphins near Ponta Delgada and our swimmers had the chance to see the under water. Later we searched further offshore for other marine life and one of our boats came across some striped dolphins while those on our catamaran found Atlantic spotted dolphins and also a hammerhead shark. In the afternoon we encountered an incredible group of bottlenose dolphins and our swimmers had were able to see them really well underwater. Nothing compares to the rewarding experience of seeing these amazing animals in their natural environment, especially when they are very curious as they were today. We also saw a loggerhead turtle in the middle of the group of dolphins as they were travelling past it.

Photos from the morning:

Atlantic spotted dolphins

This morning we saw some very spotted individuals!

A juvenile spotted dolphin that doesn't have spots yet

Common dolphins

Common dolphin

Common dolphin

Striped dolphins

Photos from the afternoon:

Bottlenose dolphins approaching our swimmers who are next to the boat

Bottlenose dolphins passing by our swimmers

Swimmers surrounded by bottlenose dolphins

Baby bottlenose

Loggerhead turtle

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