Durlston Dolphin Breach

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    Bottlenose dolphin off the Dorset coast. Durlston Head, Isle of Purbeck, UK.

    8 in the pod we reckoned. A flock of gulls was tracking them along the coast and at one point a dolphin shot vertically clear out of the water into their midst in a jet of spray... missed that one.

    With thanks to Katie.

    chrisrobs, Adrian-Read, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. chrisrobs 64 months ago | reply

      Not bad...
      :-)

    2. Adrian-Read 64 months ago | reply

      Superb shot, I didn't know we were visited by bottlenose dolphins along the Dorset coast.

    3. Eddie The Bugman 64 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture Dom, lovely mammals :o)

    4. Pete Lister [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      very nice Dom..great capture, I very nearly went to Durlston today but changed my mind and went to Arne...:-)

    5. SteveJM2009 64 months ago | reply

      Oh this is such a wonderful sight! Well done Dom

    6. Dom Greves 64 months ago | reply

      Pete Lister Tsk, tsk. No adders by the time I got there but peregrine, ravens, guillemots and dolphins all present.

    7. Pete Lister [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      good news..will pop down later this month..:-)
      PS.Left a photogrpah or 2 for you on Arne blog..:-)

    8. david boddy 64 months ago | reply

      Super. Love the way he's looking at you with a "smile" on his face.

    9. Dom Greves 64 months ago | reply

      Somebody suggested they might be following squid, but couldn't imagine what else it might be at this time of year.

    10. Pete Lister [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

      Dolphins are active predators and eat a wide variety of fishes, squids, and crustaceans such as shrimps. The foods available to a dolphin vary with its geographic location.
      • Coastal dolphins tend to eat fishes and bottom-dwelling invertebrates.
      • Offshore dolphins tend to eat fishes and squid.
      • Some offshore dolphins were found with deep-sea fishes in their stomachs. This evidence suggests that offshore dolphins may dive to more than 500 m (1,600 ft.).

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