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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:

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 problem 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 learn 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 of both, people and dolphins | US army uses 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


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:
Image size
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Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Shutter Speed
1/160 second
Focal Length
6 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jun 12, 2010, 10:45:34 AM
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Hi i love this Photo. I :+fav: it here: [link]
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To swim with a dolphin would be magical. :)
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:iconomgsocuteplz: thats ADORABLE! great photo~ :D
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Oh! I love the dolphinarium! My uncle lives in Nürnberg and when I was little living in germany we'd visit all the time. This is gorgeous,. All of your photos are. I'm so jealous, but yet so happy to see something from home <3
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thank you and I plan to visit this dolphinarium again, as they built brand new outdoor pools there :D
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No way? Bummer! Now I wish I was back in Germany. :[
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loook! I am hysterical about it :D they are finishing it in these days :D

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Ohhhhhh! :iconstarryeyesplz: I want to go! <3

Take lots and lots of beautiful pictures so I can drool over them from here in America okay? :D
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I can promise, that I will post whole journal, which will describe the lagoon in all the details, because I am obsessed with this new lagoon :love:
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You are my new favorite! :]
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Swim free, dolphin :D
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nice pic I love dolphins they are so smart and cute
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Amazing photo! I just love dolphins, such majestic animals.
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You captured him (her?) just as he was looking at you -- very cool! I wonder what it would be like to glide through the water the way dolphins can....
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it must be amazing, like flying :aww:
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Yes, I think it would feel very much like flying. *dreams wistfully*
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very nice for shooting through glass!
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And again, one of the beautiful dolphins of Nuremberg <3
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what a handsome dolphin!
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He knows you think he's awesome. Lookitim... all bidniz.
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AWESOME!!!! :-)
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