These are just photos of some Dolphins. I don’t get to do this everyday, and I noticed that the staff on the boat has a very heavy lens that makes taking their photos easier than this camera. The woman told me, that she went every day on these tours and work out exactly when the dolphin was going to jump out of the water.
Here are some shots of the Dolphins them selves. Dolphins are predators, one of the biggest predators of the Hauraki gulf. A Dolphin with a calf has to feed it every five minutes. We didn’t get to swim with the dolphins because their were some with calves. If the calf plays with you in the water, the mother gets stressed and doesn’t feed her calf.
Dolphins can live up to 50 years in the water, but in captivity they live up to 7 years. They don’t appear for our benefit, they are in the water to feed on fish. They need to eat a lot to live.
I do love the Dolphins as they love to swim by the boat, as it goes slowly, its like a massage for them to follow the boat.
Dolphins have often saved people’s lives in the sea. I don’t know why but they often protect people from sharks by circling swimmers, the swimmers go into shore. Dolphins can kill sharks.
Never saw a whale up close. Waiting for that day.