Common Dolphin

Common Dolphin
Delphinus Delphis

While returning from the Channel Islands,
we are often joined by pods of dolphin, who
gladly interrupt their daily activities
to ride the invisible pressure wave created
as the bow of our boat cuts through the water.
Here, a trio of Common dolphin join in the fun.

This is a still shot grabbed from a video taken
from the deck of the boat on one such occasion.

For some really stunning photos of dolphins,
check out Randy Morse's page:
 GoldenStateImages - Dolphin of the California Coast

Film: Sony 8mm video
Location: Pacific Ocean off California
Depth: Surface
©2001 Garry McCarthy