Monday, September 4, 2017

Being on the right moment on the right spot, or not

In the morning we managed to find a small group of bottlenose dolphins and a big pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins feeding, despite swell and rain over the land. The clouds often rain out over the island, so São Miguels name "the green island" fits well. On the ocean we stayed mainly dry. It was a joy to see all the Cory's shearwaters and some great shearwaters looking for fish among the numerous dolphins. Some youngsters preferred to ride our bow instead of taking part of the feeding frenzy. We enjoyed some leaps and their company. In the afternoon mother nature was not as generous. There are moments were we have to be pleased with the ocean view at the island or the seabirds which are not hiding beneath the waves. But there will be another chance on an other day! 

Photos from today:

Bottlenose dolphin in the sun while it's raining on the island

Bottlenose dolphin coming to the surface after a deeper dive

Bottlenose dolphin swimming up side down catching some fish

Atlantic spotted dolphins juvenile and sub adult

Leap of joy? of a young Atlantic spotted dolphin

Also our zodiacs were observing the Atlantic spotted dolphins in their bows

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