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Dolphins are marine mammals that are closely related to whales and porpoises.
This was an unbelievable experience, being able to hand feed wild dolphins at Monkey Mia in Western Australia. A very special moment!

Pentax P30N
Featured in Weekly Theme group.
Runner-up in the Dolphins and Whales challenge in the Photography Challenge group, 25/10/11.
Top Ten in Weekly the ‘Something fishy’ challenge in the Weekly Theme group.
Top ten in the A for aquatic challenge in the Alphabet Soup group, 7/7/12.
Top Ten in the ‘Smile’ challenge in the This that and the other thing group, 3/9/12.
Top Ten in the ‘March Avatar’ challenge in the A Meaningful Moment group, 12/3/13.
Top Ten in the ‘animals of the Waters of the world’ challenge in the Nautical Waves of Joy group, 10/7/13.

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dolphin, mammals, monkey mia, sea, smile, ocean

I always wanted to be an architect, but instead did several art degrees, taught in schools and universities around the world and retired a few years ago from the University of Melbourne where I was Head of Photography. My photographs are of things that interest me. My real love was medium format, black and white photography, but I have come to love my digital camera and the power of colour.

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  • Barbara  Brown
    Barbara Brownover 4 years ago

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyover 4 years ago

    Thank you to everyone who voted for Dolphin Smile and thank you Barbara for featuring it!

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

    Congratulations on winning the Weekly Theme challenge. Don.

  • Thank you Don and thank you for adding Dolphin Smile to your favourites!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Chris Clark
    Chris Clarkover 4 years ago

    fantastic capture and love the stars on the skin, I swam with the Dolphins at Rockingham 45 mins South of Perth last time I was there and would do the same experience again.

  • Thank you Chris, the stars were a happy accident!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyover 4 years ago

    Their eye contact is amazing, they relate so well to humans. thanks for adding dolphin smile to your favorites!

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture Maggie!
    Love that smile :)

  • Thanks Trish and thank you for adding him to your faves!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Lynne Bryan Photography
    Lynne Bryan Ph...about 3 years ago

    Stunning capture! :)

  • Thank you so much and also for the fave, always a compliment!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • maxy
  • Thank you so much maxy!!!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations from the hosts of 100 – 499 VIEWS (1 PER DAY)

    Congratulations on the inclusion of this wonderful image in Earth Day Exhibition !

  • Thank you so much Trish for your lovely comment and for the feature, what a lovely surprise!

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Karen E Camilleri
    Karen E Camillerialmost 3 years ago

    love the star shaped lights, great catch Maggie!!

  • Thank you so much Karen, the stars just happened, I wasn’t using a star filter.

    – Maggie Hegarty

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