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Riding the Waves....

Sometimes, when I'm near the Corpus Christi Ship Channel, I'm in search of a ship that is heading out to sea. Peculiar as it sounds, when the ships COME IN to the channel and have the same bow wave, the dolphins are not around.  At least I've never seen any...it's always when the ships leave to go OUT to SEA.  Anyway, if I spot one leaving, I usually keep on the look-out at the ship's bow wake [front of the ship]. Within the wake, oftentimes, the dolphins are guiding while it looks like they're making a game of it all. On this day, the lead boat was getting all the attention. As you can see, there were two identical vessels on the channel....I grabbed my camera and patiently waited for some action....

As I utilized my zoom lens, they didn't disappoint:




...from a Google Search:
    Bow Riding is when dolphins surf in the wave created by boats and ships. As boats move along the water they create a wave. The dolphins are propelled forward by the wave and they will often twist and turn and even swim upside down as they glide through the water. ... It is not known why dolphins bow ride.


While taking photos and watching the dolphins, another scene unfolded up the channel, at the Ingleside, Texas side of the water. I spied something from my left shoulder's peripheral vision as I was snapping the shutter.   So, another story will be told in my next blog post coming shortly....

36 comments :

  1. I just love how dedicated you are to the birds, sea, and all things aquatic. You take the best photos! Love how you love where you are and what you see!

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    1. I do enjoy getting out and about. Even if my outings are local.

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  2. cliffhanger! I am waiting.... these photos get AA++ that stands for Absolutely AMAZING!!! wow, wow and wow again. I went through the slide show 3 times and finally picked 2 favorites. the first and the last... no wonder you waited..

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  3. How fun to watch them. You read my mind because I was wondering why they do that and there you had the google search to answer.

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    1. Guess no-one really knows WHY tho. I like to think it's because they can!

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  4. How wonderful an experience. I was whale watching in my 30s. It was amazing.

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    1. Only whales I've seen hsve been captive, like Shamu.

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  5. Those dolphins sure know how to have a good time! I loved their antics, and I look forward to Part 2! :-)

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  6. Hello, love the dolphins, they are so darn cute. Enjoy your day, happy weekend!

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  7. That really is quite a sight! I've tried to photograph them and usually just get a bit of the fin in my pics! How beautiful to see them completely out of the water! WOW!

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    1. Glad you stopped by Diane. Thanks.

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  8. Hello, Anni!
    I am glad you shared your dolphin post today. Thank you for linking up. Your photos are wonderful. Happy weekend to you!

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  9. ...what a sight to see.

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  10. Love dolphins and if I have to come back as a creature, they are my first choice. They love to play and even sharks are afraid of them.

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  11. Nice pictures. Like them.
    My contribution: https://deramateurphotograph.de/2019/09/13/079-sonnar-f2-8-180mm-bilder-mit-der-sony-a7r-2/

    Have a nice weekend.

    Bernhard

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  12. They are joyful and adorable!!!

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  13. That is cool that they ride the waves...I guess it is their version of surfing. It would be fun to watch.

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  14. The dolphins always look like they are having fun.

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  15. Really nice dolphin pictures! Now for the rest of the story......

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  16. Such extraordinary photos!! They are real treasures! I remember the dolphin and sea otters we would spend hours watching when we lived in Monterey, CA. Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I could watch 'em for hours too...if it wasn't so hot.

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  17. Interesting post and lovely pictures of the dolphins, and now I'm all in suspense and looking forward to reading/seeing what it was that you caught sight of that is for another post.

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    1. It's been posted already...a few days ago.

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  18. Annie, I loved watching the dolphins at Port A, riding the ferry and watching them jump out and play as the ships came by. Nothing like seeing them in their own habitat not in captivity thanks for the memories and sharing

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    1. Dolphins are certainly fun to watch interact with the ships.

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