Peru 2015 – Dolphins


This was the best shot I got of the dolphins. I spent a *lot* of time trying to get a good shot and, along the way, learned a lot about auto-focus modes and ways to speed up the camera. I took probably a thousand shots of the water and maybe 500 shots of dolphins in the water, and maybe 10 that are decent.

The problem is that the water is opaque and the dolphins don’t play with the wake like they do in the ocean. So you don’t know where they are until they’ve come up and are on the way down. If you’re lucky, you get one that repeats itself so you can get a good shot on the second go, but I was not so fortunate. I’m just glad that his show shows the beak and the pink colour. Most of the rest I got were of the younger grey dolphins.