Spinner Dolphins Bow Riding by Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)

Spinner dolphins ride the bow of our boat in Midway Atoll’s brilliant blue lagoon.

An estimated 200+ spinner dolphins spend their days in Midway’s lagoon resting and sleeping. During the night, the dolphins return to the deep ocean outside the protective coral reef to hunt for food.

A video tribute to Midway Atoll and its wildlife by Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)
Still photography by Gina and Mark Ruttle

Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, Territory of the United States of America

Canon 50D, Canon 10-22mm lens, shutter 1/125, f/7.1, focal length 12mm, ISO 400

May 9, 2010

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  • KatsEye
    KatsEyealmost 5 years ago

    Look at that blue water. Then to see such amazing animals, you are so lucky and blessed. Excellent capture.

  • Thank you very much! Hugs, WG

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotalmost 5 years ago

    I’m so happy to be able to see the sights that you see, through your excellent photography!

  • Thank you, Dot! These fellas really floated my boat!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Paul Manning
    Paul Manningalmost 5 years ago

    nice, the water is such an incredible blue! cheers Paul

  • Thank you, Paul. That blue simply captivates me, so clear and crystalline.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • joycee
    joyceealmost 5 years ago

    Another STUNNING shot! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Thank you, Joycee! I’m happy you enjoyed these happy dolphins.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Eeva47
    Eeva47almost 5 years ago

    Great photo. Amazing how blue and clear the water is, I am so used to murky water where I live.

  • I hear ya….most of the dolphins I see live in waters that have run off or are rich marine stews (ie, not clear) so seeing the animals in this crystalline water was a treat. Thank you for your kind words!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Lynette Higgs
    Lynette Higgsalmost 5 years ago

    beautiful……. ; D,

  • Lynn, thank you for dropping by!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Splendid capture, my friend!

  • Bela, thank you very much!

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Jenny Dean
    Jenny Deanalmost 5 years ago

    you do some great trips G! another sensational image!!

  • Hey, Jenny! I keep trying. Glad you liked this one.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Stephen Colquitt
    Stephen Colquittalmost 5 years ago

    Blue water and dolphins. A very inviting image

  • Hey, Stephen! I think everyone likes dolphins. Something about their freedom plus their penchant for bow riding endears them to humans. Cheers, Gina

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

  • Chris Snyder
    Chris Snyderalmost 5 years ago

    Absolutely love the wide angle of this. Fantastic. What a wonderful remote place too.

  • Chris, so happy to hear from you! Thank you. Midway Atoll remains one of the very top favorite places I have visited. It’s really special.

    – Gina Ruttle (Whalegeek)

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