Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dolphins in St. Finian´s Bay

Every year in May and June dolphins come near the shores in South Kerry.
Sometimes they seek company with boats or even people bathing. I only had my 70-200 telelens with me so I couldn´t get any nearer- I still like the pictures, they show a beautifully calm and warm summer´s evening on a usually more turbulent water.
Last year I was lucky to capture a basket shark breaching the surface of the water in almost the same spot, and on a whale watching boat tour we had lots of dolphins shooting and playing around our boat after the skipper decided to speed it up a bit. They seemed to like the competition and of course they won.