Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth
Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) two breaching in evening light, Moray Firth, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK, August, sequence 2/2. Photographer quote: 'A day of overcast cloud cleared in the last ten minutes of sunset spilling golden light through a small gap between the cloud base and hill top. A group of dolphins seized the moment and performed a perfect synchronized leap in the low warm sunlight. And I smiled, sighed with relief, and went home happy!' Did you know? The bottle nose dolphins in the Moray Firth are said to be worth more than £4m to the Inverness economy through tourism revenue.
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing tuna
Galapagos sea lion (Zalophus wollebaeki) killing tuna. A group of the sea lion bulls have learnt to herd Pelagic yellowfin tuna into a small cove, trapping them. The fish often leap ashore in an effort to escape. Punta Albemarle, Isabela Island, Galapagos.
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Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level of young seal investigating the camera with its nose
Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) split level of young seal investigating the camera with its nose and whiskers, close to shore. Lundy Island, Devon, UK, Bristol Channel. August
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