Any time is a happy time when you watch Bottlenose Dolphins gracefully swimming along the coastline in small pods, breaching the water every so often. Sometimes quite close to the shore.
Watching from my balcony, there was a day a few seemed to be having some fun, leaping as they moved along. They kept doing it, so I decided to grab my camera and see if I could anticipate the next location of a leap.
(Photos are heavily cropped and definitely not my best….but are fun!)
Adult Bottlenose Dolphins average 10-14 feet long and about 1100 lbs.
They can reach speeds 20-22 mph and can breach up to 20 feet out of the water, landing with a splash.
Here we go!
That sure looked like fun to me!
You can’t help but smile and feel happy after watching Bottlenose Dolphins enjoying life and freedom.