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Bottlenose Dolphins - Chanonry Point

By Gerryrys
Hi All

These dolphins were photographed on the Moray Firth last week. They come inshore as the tide comes in, together with seals, to feed on the salmon and trout.

To give you some idea how close they come to the shore I was stood on the beach and the zoom on my lens was set to 130mm!

They put on an amazing show for several hours. Of all the sights we saw in our 3 week tour of bonny Scotland these were probably worth the 1,700 mile round trip on their own. Grin

Off out now to take some more pics on what looks like probably the only sunny day we will get in July.

Thank you all for your ongoing observation and comment especially 'Growmore' for his UA yesterday.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Tags: Bottlenose dolphin Wildlife and nature

Voters: ali63, WindowonWildlife, Badgerfred and 24 more


ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 5:04PM
lovely pictures V1 is great,
5 Jul 2012 5:42PM
You lucky Beggar Wink 2 great captures mate.
Growmore 12 4 3 England
5 Jul 2012 8:07PM
Fantastic action shots so close and so sharp.

Brian65 12 2 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 8:11PM
What a cracking shots mate, yes worth the long tripSmileSmile
TonyDy Plus
13 55 3 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2012 8:35PM
Excellent shots, Gerry, perfectly timed and executed.
annettep38 10 220 42 Luxembourg
6 Jul 2012 9:48AM
amazing shot, I never knew you had dolphins in Scotland
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 10:55AM
Nice well timed capture.
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
6 Jul 2012 11:31AM
Two wonderful action shots, I can't believe these have received so few votes as I thought dolphins were popular with most folksSad
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 4:46PM
Excellent timing. paul
Mike_S 10 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2012 5:37PM
Lucky you to see that Gerry. As above great timing.

WalidD300 13 68 1 Scotland
9 Jul 2012 4:58PM
Beautifully well captured
geoffrey baker 17 501 1 Wales
11 Jul 2012 7:47PM
What a wonderful capture.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
11 Jul 2012 8:48PM
Wow, if I had another award, I would give it for this Gerry. Moira
29 Jul 2012 9:50PM
A lovely capture of the playful Dolphins. My choice is V1.
Well done. WesternRed.
YorkshireSam 12 110 3 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2012 4:04PM
Excellent! it must have been a delight to see for real.

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