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By KangaGal
Taken 2 months ago at Seaworld. My husband and daughter were dilly-dallying so I waited for them next to the dolphin enclosure. It was just amazing because this one of two dolphins who were quietly at the back, came straight for me, popped right out of the water a couple of times and then did this slow swimming - as though giving me permission for a photo shoot. While out of the water, I just started talking to it telling it was so beautiful and amazingly this dolphin started talking back. It was so special. As other people started coming over, the game was suddenly over. I'm still not sure if Pete & Bron believe me! It probably does sound like I make stuff up but I love animals so much, somehow I think of it as a little reward for what I put in.

Tags: Animal Marine Dolphin Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

Voters: cjl47, exposure, VIKI and 35 more

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cjl47 13 5 3 England
19 Aug 2008 6:29AM
My other half and i love dogs, but she feeds birds, squirells even a wild rat once until one of the dogs put an end to that. She buried the rat in a box in the garden and sobbed,
exposure Plus
17 6.0k United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 6:37AM
Beautiful lovely detail and tones Jenny and a lovely story,
KangaGal 13 66 Australia
19 Aug 2008 6:42AM
Thankyou Chris and Pauline.
Chris, your wife sounds like such a lovely person - I really like her - please tell her! lol.
VIKI 15 18 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 6:58AM
How lovely and you were so lucky to have had that contact. I have swam with them and the chemistry between them and us, is fantastic. Last week I was watching TV and looked up and saw a family of dolphins 'larking' about inthe sea below my window. I was spell bound!!! Superb photo too.
19 Aug 2008 8:01AM
good sharp image
Rock 19 10 2 England
19 Aug 2008 8:09AM
This is a very p;easant and shows how you get as one with nature !

MandsH 14 England
19 Aug 2008 8:22AM
Lovely shot, like the colours and the motion captured
mollye 14 3 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 8:30AM
lovely sharp image caught well
lonely_oryx 13 61 55 England
19 Aug 2008 8:36AM
Beautiful image of a gracious mammal
Dee73 13 England
19 Aug 2008 9:08AM
great capture Jenny, love the presentation.

GalleryGirl 13 4 2 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 9:16AM
Awww I love dolphins! Super shot!
Marilyn x
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 12:16PM
Jenny you've capture this chappie beautifully, he looks like he's smiling at you

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Aug 2008 1:18PM
You certainly come up with some stunning animal pics, Jenny...I like the framing around this one, too.
TrevB Smile
Bob_V 13 1 2 United States
19 Aug 2008 2:20PM
This is marvelous Jenny, such a wonderful capture, love the framing.
danbrann 16 640 17
19 Aug 2008 3:43PM
Excellent Jenny.A most wonderful image.
Mavis 19 143 2 England
19 Aug 2008 5:04PM
What a lovely story and oh so special . I do like your presentation . xx
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
19 Aug 2008 5:37PM
very nice capture & animal...
JohnH37 14 1 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 5:40PM
Beautiful capture.Like the flow of the water.Beautiful creature too.
fossilized 16 79 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 7:06PM
A beautifully captured image. The detail is excellent - even the water looks good.
whiteswan01 13 13 England
19 Aug 2008 7:15PM
excellent love the whole image
Gezina 14 3 6 United Kingdom
19 Aug 2008 8:07PM
Great capture and a special moment - I particularly like the framing of this shot. Ina
cassiecat 13 39 46 England
19 Aug 2008 8:16PM
the border really makes this shot
m3lem 15 England
19 Aug 2008 8:56PM
Ahhhhhhh this is so wonderful, beautiful, its nicely presented. Very nice, i love dolphins, i get a lump in my throat for these beautiful and intelligent creatures.
Andrea x
leginR 13 England
19 Aug 2008 9:43PM

Quote:Beautiful image of a gracious mammal
regards Nigel
chuckspics 14 14 United States
20 Aug 2008 12:52AM
A regular Doctor Dolittle talking to the animals. I belive you, super shot, Chuck
ChazB 16 64 3 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2008 1:36AM
Superb capture and I really love the border.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
20 Aug 2008 9:45AM
Beautiful shot, and I enjoyed your description.
KangaGal 13 66 Australia
20 Aug 2008 11:43AM
Thankyou everyone for the good response and interest in this.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
20 Aug 2008 7:27PM
In my experience being an animal lover myself ( except frogs ) they seem to pay you back for your kindness so I for one believe you and this is a lovely shot. - gary
hellsbells8868 13 151 2 Wales
20 Aug 2008 9:51PM
A gorgeous image....
GlenD 14 United States
22 Aug 2008 7:50AM
Love seeing these here in the wild and also at Sea World over here where you can touch them in one of the pools. This is a lovely capture you got Mrs Doolittle Wink Course it talked to ya, it's Flipper!

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