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Dolphin: the mystical smile by woxys Dolphin: the mystical smile by woxys
Amazing Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from ZOO / dolphinarium Duisburg, Germany :D

For *Lunchi :hug:

Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Location: warm and temperate tropical oceans worldwide
Size: 2 - 4 metres long weight: 150 – 650 kg
Diet: fish, cephalopod, crustacean
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: dolphin is a mammal, not a fish! Baby dolphins always drink mother milk | dolphins have bigger brains, than humans | dolphins usually live in groups | dolphin is one of few animals, who kill not only for food! Male dolphins are also known to rape the females. Dolphins are not that cute and nice animals, as many people think. They have no problems to kill a shark and they sometime annoy swimmers in the sea | dolphins use echolocation to search for prey | dolphins are time to time found washed ashore, too often dying – nobody knows, why this happens.
Relationship with humans: people keep dolphins in aquariums and dolphinarius, where the animals perform special tricks – dolphins very easily learns those tricks | there are scientific researches about dolphins, which usually prove their high inteligence | dolphins appear in many human legends | some dolphins help people to hunt fish throught whole generations | US army use dolphins, teaching them to find mines and so on... | in some parts of the world, wild dolphins come from their own will to interact with people

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pythos-cheetah Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your photo for a photomanipulation here: Beach Phin
Thanks for the permissions!
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HAMBURRIT0 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I. Love. This. Pose. :love:
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orionshope Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Wow nice shot I just love dolphins ! I just finnished a piece with a dolphin and girl. Would you grant me permission to use I would like to create another piece using your photo?
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woxys Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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orionshope Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
Thanks so much for your permisson to use ! It's finally posted here [link]
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I hope you like it !
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citizenxt99 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Flipper!! I love dolphins
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PrincessMoonLovesYou Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist
that's cute i love dolphin's
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Trussy1000 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot, dolphins are probably the world's biggest posers XD

It looks really happy and laid back
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
dolphins are awesome :love:
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Trussy1000 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
hells yeah :)
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powderblue22 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude you take photos of like all the things I like :D
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Rinoa-Lamoen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
She looks so sweet! Really great picture! I hope i get to go to dolfinarium soon^^
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DanaAnderson Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
"Um"! :D
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Lirulin-yirth Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Wonderful shot and so clear!
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010   Photographer
Brilliant colours and detail, woxys. It's nice to see more dolphins from you. :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
thank you :D I love dolphins... what a shame that I see them so rarely :(
But some company wants to build new dolphinarium quite close to my city (few hours of travelling)...
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Photographer
You're very welcome. I know how much you love dolphins and other marine mammals. I sure wish that you got to see them more often. Oh yes, I remember you telling me about that upcoming dolpinarium. You must be so excited about that. :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Oh yes, I remember you telling me about that upcoming dolpinarium.

--- no, this is a new plan :D but again, I do not think they will build it, because that place is very very far from any big city :(
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WildByDesign Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010   Photographer
Oh okay, I didn't know about this new plan then. I see what you mean, if they build it too far out of the way from the bigger cities then they would have less visitors and in turn make less money to keep the place going. And big aquariums definitely need lots of money to maintain them. I sure do hope they build it though because I know you will love it. :D
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Brithe-Avannee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Dolphins look like they are always smiling! Maybe they want people to know that they are friendly, and they actually are. :aww:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
in fact, they are not that friendly - they can be very dangerous :D
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Brithe-Avannee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
But I assume that they normally don't attack people unless provoked?
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
well, some male sexually attack swimming women :(
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Brithe-Avannee Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
:ohnoes: I didn't know that!
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Very nice, clear photo of Donna. I like how you can see her sharp teeth and the tongue. Her eye seems fixed on us :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Donna? wow! I thought that it was an adult :D
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
No the calves are very big already.
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timelimes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Shiny head shiny head~ Great pic ;)
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Kurysu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww she's sweet! <3 Dolphins are a really beautiful animals, and mystical too, they're intelligent and they help people ^^ the dolphins are your favourite animal, I'm right? ^^
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
yes :aww: dolphins, wolves, foxes :D and snow leopards :D
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Kurysu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there ara beautiful animals <3
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DemonIsis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Aww the Dolphins are indeed sweet and their smile is so mystirios
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Ilharess Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
wish you could have captured this beautiy in the nature. but when i read where you took the photo, it reminded me of my childhoos and pupils-exchange with one German school. one of the places they took us was that same place, where i saw dolphins too, but had no camera at the time (it was in 1985)
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
:nod: lucky you :aww: dolphins are amazing!
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knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning shot
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ty krásné zoubečky :aww:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
viď? :D jsou tak krásné a zdravé :D
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Olivieree Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Krasna fotka! V jednom dokumente som videla, ako delfiny spolu tancuju a utvrdzuju svoje postavenie a priatelstva v stade - nieco ako ked spolu ludia flirtuju. Hovorilo sa tam, ze maju sex ako zabavu, ale nespomenuli, ze by delfiny znasilnovali delfinice, to som netusila! O zralokoch to viem (urcite druhy sa paria tak, ze skoro roztrhaju samicu).
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
jj, sex je pro ně sociální aktivita... ale opravdu znásilňují samice a dokonce zabíjejí mláďátka :(
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Olivieree Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg, to som vobec netusila! Odkial cerpas informacie?
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
roky zájmu :D
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Olivieree Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Roky sa o ne zaujimam aj ja, ale nikto mi este takuto informaciu neposkytol...asi ma nechceli ranit :D
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
to víš, oni mají určitý obraz - a okolo toho různé dokumenty chodí :) ale ve skutečnosti jsou delfíni jedni z mála tvorů, co zabíjají pro zábavu, znásilňují, týrají a dokonce zabíjají vlastní mláďata. Jsou také velmi agresivní, navzájem se koušou a mlátí :)

Takže až uslyšíš, že jediný druh, který zabíjí nejen kvůli jídlu, je člověk, tak se nad tím jen pousměj.
Stejné věci dělají i ti "rozkošní delfínci", které má každý tak moc rád :)
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Olivieree Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kde sa mozem tieto informacie dozvediet? Vies mi poradit? nech si poriadne rozsirim obzor, budem ti vdacna.

Ved oni su skoro ako ludia, preboha.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
dokumenty a pak knihy, které jsou na delfíny zaměřené, vyloženě výzkumy :) ale bacha, ony jsou taky někdy dost dobově podmíněné - třeba Lilly si myslel, že delfíni mluví a budou za nás mluvit s mimozešťany. Nu a sovětské knihy zase bez problému líčí uřezávání delfíních hlav pro pokusy...

a pak televizní dokumenty :)
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DaviaJJ Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I love this, great job. Dolphins are so cute.
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DaviaJJ Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I love this, great job. Dolphins are so cute.
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4TheOneWithoutAName Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
"ello, me a dolphin"
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Flamegirl4422 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
cute
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eyesofhumor Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
Excellent capture... makes me happy just to look at it!
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