Approximately 20 dolphins were spotted hunting on the Moray Firth in Scotland.
Amateur photographer Alister Kemp, 47, was watching from the shore and managed to captured a series of amazing and stunning shots. Alister, from Evanton in Ross-Shire, said: ‘I took these pictures when the salmon were returning to the river to spawn during low tide.
The pod of 20 dolphins had been laying in wait for the annual ‘salmon run’, where they can be guaranteed a tasty snack as hundreds of fish swim from the sea back to freshwater to spawn. Once the dolphins have got a fish they will throw it out of the water and then you will see them leap out after it.
“I have taken hundreds of pictures of the dolphins over the years but I think these could be my best so far. Sometimes I have waited two to three hours to see them but I have also been there at just the right time to spot them, when the tide has just started to come in.”
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342865/Heres-I-learned-Tom-Daley-Bottlenose-dolphins-acrobatic-display-leaps-water-diving-grab-salmon.html#ixzz2XnkZxSqn
Why spend hundreds of dollars to go to Sea World when you can watch an amazing display such as this in the wild. This is the REAL SEA WORLD!
For the dolphins!
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Wow, this is an interesting foraging strategy.
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