Monday, 1 October 2018

Scilly Pelagic - Dolphins galore!!

Pelagics are not just about the birds with a variety of other creatures on offer! Common Dolphins are virtually always seen, sometimes distant, sometimes close... Today was one of those special days when an estimated 150 were showing really well and often close to the boat...

Someone was going to get very excited (although you would never guess it)



Never easy to capture them out of the water, you always need to guess where that leap may happen a second before it does!


The further away, the easier it becomes to keep them in the frame...


And some of the leaps can produce 2 or 3 images clear within a burst!




But a single Dolpin image doesn't tell the whole story...


Who photo-bombed who? With a glut of Great Shearwaters around too, I found two lucky moments when both Dolphins and Greats were in the frame!


Every picture tells a story - what a magic day!


Quite a lot of squealing going on from the rail...


And if you haven't witnessed Common Dolphins in action, here's a snippet of the action (which will go full frame)...


One more bird to feature on the run in, not a seabird but a wader...

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