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Bottlenosed Dolphin Collection

Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) gracefully emerge at the surface, their sleek bodies glistening in the golden hues of sunrise

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface at sunrise

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface at sunrise. Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal. October

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal. October

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at surface, Moray Firth, Highlands, Scotland. May

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) at surface, Moray Firth, Highlands, Scotland. May

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) approaching with curiosity, Dolphin Reef, Eilat, Israel

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) approaching with curiosity, Dolphin Reef, Eilat, Israel. Red Sea

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: A Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), heavily scarred, possibly from shark attacks

A Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), heavily scarred, possibly from shark attacks, on sand bank off Eleuthera, Bahamas

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) underwater playing in the shallows off Eleuthera, Bahamas

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) underwater playing in the shallows off Eleuthera, Bahamas

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) mother and calf porpoising during annual Sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa, June

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns

Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa. June

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Sado Estuary, Portugal

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: RF - Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Chanonry Point, Moray Firth

RF - Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Chanonry Point, Moray Firth, Highlands, Scotland. August

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Moray Firth, Highlands, Scotland, UK

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising, Moray Firth, Highlands, Scotland, UK. June

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming towards sea surface

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming towards sea surface. Santa Catalina Island, Loreto Bay National Park, Sea of Cortez, Mexico. May

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near surface, Sado Estuary, Arribida, Portugal

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) near surface, Sado Estuary, Arribida, Portugal

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in mangrove canals, Bahia Magdalena, Baja

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in mangrove canals, Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Peninsula, June

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface, Sado Estuary, Portugal

Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) at the surface, Sado Estuary, Portugal

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK

Two Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July 2014

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July

Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaching, Moray Firth, Scotland, UK, July

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming over a sandy bottom, Roatan Island

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) swimming over a sandy bottom, Roatan Island, Bay Islands, Honduras Carribean. Captive dolphins used in spectacle; they go out the fence for some minutes a day

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine

Large pod of Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) porpoising over waves during annual sardine run, Port St Johns, South Africa

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Lone male Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in shallow water over seagrass

Lone male Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in shallow water over seagrass. East End, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. British West Indies. Caribbean Sea

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Dolphin leaping from the ocean, Roatan, Honduras

Dolphin leaping from the ocean, Roatan, Honduras
Dolphin breaching from the Caribbean Sea; Roatan, Honduras

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: RF- Pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) over shallow sand bank

RF- Pod of Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis) over shallow sand bank accompanied by larger Bottlenosed dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Sandy Ridge, Little Bahama Bank, Bahamas

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: RF- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming in a spiral movement, Sandy Ridge

RF- Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) swimming in a spiral movement, Sandy Ridge, Little Bahama Bank. Bahamas

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Tom Walmsley / SpecialistStock

Tom Walmsley / SpecialistStock
Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) nursery group of lots of young. Walker Bay, South Africa

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Tobermory Bay - home of Balamory TV show

Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Tobermory Bay - home of Balamory TV show
Nic Davies / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Offshore type bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of the Gulf

Offshore type bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of the Gulf of California
Michael Nolan / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Three adult Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching together

Three adult Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) breaching together, socialising in the Moray Firth, Scotland
Charlie Phillips / SplashdownDirect

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaches sideways on a very backlit morning, Moray Firth

Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) breaches sideways on a very backlit morning, Moray Firth, Scotland
Charlie Phillips / SplashdownDirect

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus). Azores, North Atlantic

Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus). Azores, North Atlantic
Anthony Pierce / SplashdownDirect

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Aduncus). Azores, North Atlantic

Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Aduncus). Azores, North Atlantic
Anthony Pierce / SplashdownDirect

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Azores, North Atlantic. Taken 2008

Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Azores, North Atlantic. Taken 2008
Anthony Pierce / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Offshore type bottlenose dolphin pod (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of

Offshore type bottlenose dolphin pod (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of the Gulf of California
Michael Nolan / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Lindblad staff members Manuel Vasquez, Manuelito, and Linda Burback with near shore type

Lindblad staff members Manuel Vasquez, Manuelito, and Linda Burback with near shore type bottlenose dolphins
Michael Nolan / SpecialistStock

Background imageBottlenosed Dolphin Collection: Offshore type bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of the Gulf

Offshore type bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) surfacing in the midriff region of the Gulf of California
Michael Nolan / SpecialistStock



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Bottlenosed dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) gracefully emerge at the surface, their sleek bodies glistening in the golden hues of sunrise. These intelligent creatures captivate our hearts with their playful nature and breathtaking breaches, as seen in the Moray Firth where four bottlenose dolphins socialize by leaping out of the water. Found in Tobermory Bay, home of the beloved Balamory TV show, these elusive dolphins are residents of the Hebrides but remain enigmatic and mysterious. Photographer Nic captures a rare sight as they venture into this harbor. Chanonry Point in Moray Firth becomes a stage for an awe-inspiring display as a bottlenose dolphin breaches right before the camera lens, showcasing its power and elegance. In Loreto Bay National Park, Mexico, another bottlenose dolphin swims towards the sea surface off Santa Catalina Island, enchanting us with its graceful movements. Traveling to Portugal's Sado Estuary in October reveals yet another captivating scene: a bottlenose dolphin porpoising through crystal-clear waters. The Moray Firth in Scotland also offers glimpses of these magnificent creatures at its surface during May. Curiosity leads a group of bottlenose dolphins to approach Dolphin Reef in Eilat, Israel. Their friendly demeanor and curiosity make them irresistible to visitors. Roatan Island provides an idyllic backdrop as these dolphins swim over sandy bottoms—a mesmerizing sight that showcases their natural habitat. A large pod joyfully porpoises over crashing waves—an exhilarating spectacle that reminds us why we adore these charismatic animals so much. Even when solitary, like a lone male spotted swimming above seagrass beds or playing underwater off Eleuthera Island in Bahamas' shallows—bottlenose dolphins continue to amaze us with their grace and beauty.