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Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00692, all rights reserved worldwide. Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, foraging in sand, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #00694, all rights reserved worldwide. Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #03740, all rights reserved worldwide.
Atlantic bottlenose, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Image 00692 Atlantic bottlenose, Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, foraging in sand, Tursiops truncatus, Image 00694 Pacific bottlenose, Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 03740
Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #03850, all rights reserved worldwide. Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Maui, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #04564, all rights reserved worldwide. Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #07158, all rights reserved worldwide.
Pacific bottlenose, Bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Image 03850 Pacific bottlenose, Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Maui, Image 04564 Pacific bottlenose, Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath. Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, Image 07158
A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #07167, all rights reserved worldwide. Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #07161, all rights reserved worldwide. A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #07166, all rights reserved worldwide.
Pacific bottlenose, A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer. Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, Image 07167 Pacific bottlenose, Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath. Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, Image 07161 Pacific bottlenose, A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer. Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus, Image 07166
Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, copyright Phillip Colla Natural History Photography, www.oceanlight.com, image #02157, all rights reserved worldwide.
Pacific bottlenose, Pacific bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Image 02157
Note: all our photographs of dolphins are of wild free-ranging dolphins in their natural environment. "Swim-with-dolphin" programs and resorts that offer "encounters" with captive and/or trained dolphins are increasingly popular. Typically, the dolphins held in captivity at these resorts suffer from stress, reduced life expectancy and extremely confined surroundings. Some photographers exploit these controlled circumstances for dolphin pictures of the sort seen in calendars and postcards (e.g., a bottlenose dolphin leaping perfectly in front of a tropical sunset). Come on folks, life is too short to be spent supporting these pitiful imitations of a wild dolphin's world. The captivity of dolphins for the mere entertainment of resort-going tourists and the pursuit of photos is, frankly, pretty sad.

See also:     Atlantic Spotted Dolphin     Pacific White-Sided Dolphin     Hawaiian Spinner Dolphin     Dolphins and Swimmers     Risso's Dolphin     Common Dolphin