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Look Mom, no hands....

Look Mom, no hands....
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Copyright: Rute Martins (LeoM) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 59 W: 0 N: 61] (304)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-01-09
Categories: Nature, Event, Action
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Leo's Website [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-17 7:12
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The first in a series of dolphin shots.

The Bayworld Oceanarium (Port Elizabeth) in its present form was constructed over a period of 10 years, the first phase of which was the 900 000 litre main fish tank which was built in 1959. After housing dolphins for a number of years, the pool was re-established as a fish tank in 1968 when the new dolphin lake was completed and is now home to a wide variety of large fish, sharks and turtles.

The large dolphin lake is undoubtedly the focal point of the Oceanarium. 60m long, 45m at its widest point and up to 4,5m deep, it contains 4, 75 million litres of filtered seawater and is still one of the largest dolphin lakes in the world. Two Indian Ocean Bottlenose dolphins, Domino and Dumisa, delight visitors to the Oceanarium on a daily basis. The past 47 years have seen a tremendous growth in knowledge of bottlenose dolphins on an international scale. The knowledge gained by scientists and the curators at Bayworld through their experience with the dolphins forms a significant part of this growth. Although many people are opposed to keeping dolphins in oceanaria, the role of these ambassadors of the ocean in shaping public awareness and attitudes cannot be ignored.

Resource: http://www.bayworld.co.za/oceanarium.php

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Hi Rute,

Beautiful clear and sharp shot! Nice POV and beuatiful colours.
Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

They are such beautiful creatures! Great pov nice details and wonderful color. Love the note too informative. TFS

Hi Rute
Super clear and sharp picture. It's a pity his/her left flipper has been cut out of the frame.

........Wow, you've hit the nail on the head with this shot Rute. Absolutely fantastic. Such clear blue water, and the dolphin is just incredible, especially the look he's giving you. Well done mate, very impressive.


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