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Smile for the camera!

Smile for the camera!
Photo Information
Copyright: Alli Hemingway (annagrace) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 527 W: 18 N: 851] (2996)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1989-08
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon EM, Kodak Gold 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Whales, Orca's, Sharks and Dolphins! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-16 12:10
Viewed: 4042
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a photo of a bottle-nose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at Sea World in San Diego. I had taken a photo of a dolphin this weekend in Charleston but only managed to get its back; they are so quick. I was inspired to get a better photo and found one in an old album.

Bottle-nosed dolphins are highly intelligent and curious mammals that are often used in aquarium shows. These dolphins follow fishing boats to feed on the fish that are thrown back; they have even been known to approach swimmers. Like bats, they locate prey using echolocation. Porpoises, though similar to dolphins, are much smaller and are seen less often in North American waters.

Look For: A friendly dolphin with a wide back fin. Dark gray back, light gray on the sides.

Related Species:

Saddle-backed Dolphin
Delphinus delphis

Pacific White-sided Dolphin
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens

Length: Body up to 12' long; up to 1,400 lb.

Habitat: Shallow near-shore waters, bays, and river mouths.

Range: In Atlantic from Nova Scotia to Venezuela, including Gulf of Mexico. In Pacific from California to the tropics.

The photo was scanned and cropped.

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  • cigdom (32)
  • [2005-06-18 9:00]

Great shot!!!i can give 100 green smiles to this phot.Dolphin is very sweety.i like it so much;-)))
thx for sharing

regards cigdem

I like that smile! :) And I went to Sea World park in San Diego just last Thursday!

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