~ Port River Dolphins ~ by Leeo

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I had the absolute pleasure of joining Mike Bossley out on his dolphin research boat again.

This photograph is of Wave & her calf Tallulah. The white patch on Wave’s flank is possibly sunburn or a chemical burn. Wave is one of the famed Tail Walking Port River Bottlenose dolphins.

It is such an amazing experience to see these beautiful creatures swimming amongst the mangroves & around the old ship ruins, and then incongruisly, to see them swimming past outer harbour, with it’s massive container ships, and then on past all our poluting industry which has grown up along the banks of the Port River.

While I was with Mike his phone was ringing hot due with queries regarding the Port River Dolphins Tail Walking, due to a programme which recently aired in Aust & various places overseas – he even received a call from Germany!

Let us hope that the interest generated helps protect these beautiful creatures & their water environment.


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Photography is my passion and my favorite subject is nature. I am particularly drawn to photographing landscapes, misty mornings, flowers and nature macros, as well as creating unique artworks using digital enhancement techniques.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia and am extremely passionate about capturing the inspiring scenery that is to be found here.

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  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondover 3 years ago

    Was waiting to see them. Awwwww. Gorgeous

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 3 years ago

    Look at that cute little calf,love it,Lee!

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 3 years ago

    great catch

  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldover 3 years ago

    Two for the price of one… lovely image Lee!

  • Judy Crayton
    Judy Craytonover 3 years ago

    That is such a wonderful picture and story. I looked up ‘tail walking’ and this video came up.
    Thank you so much for telling us about them. :)

  • Thank you very much Judy. I’ll check out the clip :)

    – Leeo

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