Dolphins

During an August visit I made five trips to the west end of Kiawah Island to watch the bottlenose dolphins and their “strand-feeding” behavior. I got lucky on two days, with repeated displays of this behavior, in which a pod of dolphins herd fish toward shore and then, in a burst of activity, leap on shore to eat the captive fish. The pelicans are aware of this behavior too, and eagerly await an opportunity to snatch the jumping fish. One pelican, in this sequence of images, had trouble swallowing his catch!

See the photo gallery.

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2 thoughts on “Dolphins”

  1. One of the most exciting things about living on Kiawah. Fantastic shot, David. Amazing you got three lined up with a fish in mouth! I have hundreds of “misses” along with my keepers. 😄

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