Canadian Geographic Photo Club - Alongside


by Kent Wirtanen from Red Deer CA on 22 Nov 2013

This was shot along the Na Pali coast on the island of Kauai. We went on a boat tour, and we must have seen at least 100 dolphins, including both spinners and bottle nose. My wife and kids, as well as another couple were sitting in the front of the boat watching the dolphins, and the captain was keeping the boat sort of pointed towards them. It was hard to get much for good photographic sight lines, but that was okay, because I was enjoying watching how excited my girls were while watching them with their babies. Good fortune was on my side this day, as a mother and a baby came and surfaced alongside the boat. It all worked out great in the end. I got to watch the dolphins, my family and I got a shot of one of the babies. It was a win-win-win situation for me. Have a great day.

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
  • Focal: 120 mm
  • Shutter speed: 0.0005 sec
  • Aperture: f/ 7.1
  • ISO: 640
tagged: hawaii


Allen_Woodliffe posted 2013-11-26 11:02am

A really nice pic, Kent, of these amazing critters.

holly posted 2013-11-23 8:33am

Great shot Kent!

Shelley_Jacques posted 2013-11-22 11:04pm

Hi Kent, excellent shot...very nice work...take care.


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