Dolphins Leaping at Shedd

Dolphins leap into the air at the Shedd Aquarium.

  • Eric Setiawan 9y

    wow you caught them in mid air. and three of them :) i love dolphin, they're cute.
  • Tom Raftery PRO 9y

    Incredible shot - I love the way the middle one is coming straight at you and the other two are breaking right and left!
  • Sergio Lubezky 9y

    great capture! You have a fast camera, a steady hand and a great eye! Very good! (1on1)
  • Alicia Adams 9y

    wow, awesome shot.
  • Canis Major (Steve) PRO 9y

    Nice shot, spot on with that shutter. I love those glistening wet bodies. (from the 1on1 group)
  • Michelle O'Neill 9y

    Thats quite an amazing shot! Instant fav!
  • kcinfocus PRO 9y


    Any tips for recreating this. I will be at the Minnesota Zoo Dolphin show this summer. I am a novice and will be getting my very own 20 TOMORROW! Any information you can give would be helpful.

    Thank you,

  • hannah.towler 9y

    this is an amazing shot, I would like to see it in color too!
  • Donncha O Caoimh 9y

    kcinfocus: thanks for mailing me! For the benefit of others, here's what I told you again:
    "You probably want to shoot in "T" mode and set the speed to something high. That was shot at 1/200 sec. Also, dial up the ISO to 400 or even more if you have to.
    Of course, make sure you expose off the dark areas of your scene if the background is bright otherwise your dolphins will be all black!"

    het_08: It is in colour, it's just that there's not very much of it there!
  • Skinnyde 9y

    Very nice capture especially against a bright background. Nicely shot.

    I found this photo in 1-2-3
  • Remco Douma PRO 9y

    Fantastic moment!
  • Andre Lyons 9y

    Beautiful shot!!!

    Can't help but think of the dolphins saying "Good-bye and thanks for all the fish."

  • Edgar Thissen 9y

    This is just awesome! Looks surreal to me..
  • belugagirl30 9y

    This is a fantastic photo. I've been a frequent visitor to Shedd for almost a decade, and I've never gotten a shot this good.

    The dolphins are Tique, Piquet, and Katrl, BTW =)
  • dolphin_dolphin PRO 8y

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Taken on May 14, 2005
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 75.0 mm
  • 1/200
  • 400
  • Flash (off, did not fire)
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