Dolphin Jumping / Leaping photos


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Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Rissos dolphin, breaching. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species. White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white. San Diego, Grampus griseus A Rissos dolphin leaps from the ocean in a full breach. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus Common dolphin at the edge of the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Common dolphin leaping from the ocean, Delphinus delphis, Santa Barbara, California Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin hydrodynamically slices the ocean as it surfaces to breathe.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Common dolphin leaping, Delphinus delphis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Common dolphin leaping, Delphinus delphis, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Delphinus delphis, San Diego, California Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, Sao Miguel Island Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis, Sao Miguel Island Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis Common dolphin, Baja California, Delphinus delphis A Rissos dolphin spyhops, lifting its head above water for a look. Note distinguishing and highly variable skin and dorsal fin patterns, characteristic of this species.  White scarring, likely caused by other Risso dolphins teeth, accumulates during the dolphins life so that adult Rissos dolphins are almost entirely white.  Offshore near San Diego, Grampus griseus Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis Atlantic spotted dolphin, Stenella frontalis A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin hydrodynamically slices the ocean as it surfaces to breathe.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus A curious Pacific bottlenose dolphin leaps from the ocean surface to look at the photographer.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin breaches the ocean surface as it leaps and takes a breath.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin hydrodynamically slices the ocean as it surfaces to breathe.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Pacific bottlenose dolphin hydrodynamically slices the ocean as it surfaces to breathe.  Open ocean near San Diego, Tursiops truncatus Common dolphin takes a breath, motion blur, offshore near San Diego, Delphinus delphis

Updated: September 26, 2020