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Dolphin - the wettest smile

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Amazing Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from ZOO / dolphinarium Nuremberg, Germany :D

I am very proud of this photo, because it is pretty difficult to take a photo of dolphins in Nürnberg :giggle: I played with the dolphins and it was simply awesome :heart:

Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:


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! Dolphins are well-known for killing porpoises, their smaller "cousins". Male dolphins are also known to rape the females. Male dolphins even kill baby dolphins to make their mothers want to mate again. Dolphins are not that cute and nice animals, as many people think. They have no problems to kill a shark and they sometime annoy or sexually harass swimmers in the sea | dolphins use very effective 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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To see more, look at my WATER ANIMALS GALLERY :aww:

This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/125 second
Focal Length
6 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 12, 2010, 5:07:23 PM
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Drago-StarfireHobbyist Artist
Love his smile! :giggle:
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WarriorKat93's avatar
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! gosh I love dophins they are so adorable! Amazing photo! <3 :heart:
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Wonderful snapshot!
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KandaHarukaStudent General Artist
The grin makes me wanna smile along that cute grin. :iconrukiasmileplz:
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so long and thanks for all the fish!
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imadolphinProfessional General Artist
i hate this one i look fat
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fbalamHobbyist General Artist
Greetings Woxys ... We would like to use your photo as part of matrerial we use in the environmental education program for children. We are the education team CEDO (www.cedointercultural.org) in the sea of ​​Upper Gulf of California in Mexico. Once we have your permission and conditions of use we will be happy to use your picture and show it to the children with whom we work.
Tank you for your atention.
Atte. Felipe
woxys's avatar
hi, ok! you can use it, just link back to my work, if you can :)

just do not use it for anti-dolphinarium propaganda, please :D
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fbalamHobbyist General Artist
JAJAJA... ok, only marine ecosistems conservation.

Thank you, you can see the educational program and the children work in www.cedointercultural.org
CEDO is a nonprofit organization and the team is deeply grateful for show your photos.
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EllybetheStudent Digital Artist
Oh my gaw I want one. :squee: :la:
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wishingdreamsHobbyist Traditional Artist
Such happiness *sniffles*
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Were you actually swimming with the dolphin or was this shot through the glass?
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through the glass :nod:
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Oh wow! It's really clear though!

Btw, furthering the idea on another comment, what do you think of dolphins in captivity? There's a rather popular debate + petition going on in my country against bringing in dolphins. (I believe it started when some of the dolphins were dead bcos of some toxins/rusted metal(?) of an old enclosure they were in)

Here's the arguments that I've heard so far:
-Dolphins communicate by echo (or something like that) so in enclosed areas, the sounds keep echoing against the walls which isnt good for them

There was even some world-renowned dolphin guy (he's an ex-dolphin trainer who has turned anti-captivity bcos one of his dolphins committed suicide when it chose not to breathe) who came over.
woxys's avatar
oh, that poor liar ;) do not trust him, he preferes his IDEOLOGY to real dolphins ;)

and I support good and modern dolphinariums :nod:
wheeedapoot's avatar
:) Can't say I disagree with that. Without them, I wouldn't even have seen a real dolphin in my whole life.
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GisseGirLHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww I love dolphin (L) is CUTE.VERY CUTEEEEEEEEEE I agree to favourites ^^ I like this photo,great image.
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Thank you :aww:
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You should watch the cove, it made me hate seeing dolphins in captivity. Interesting fact If, in a oceanarium, any dolphin/porpoise/whale is kept in isolation in solitude...social deprivation may be so severe that the cetacean commits suicide by voluntarily ceasing either breathing and/or eating
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you should learn more about the issue instead of watching propaganda movie ;)
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Awwww <3 YES!
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