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Bottlenose dolphin

Tursiops truncatus


6-8 feet long. Smooth skin. Grey and white. Always smiling.


Gulf Coast of Panama City, Florida.


On our way to a snorkeling spot we came across this pod of dolphins. I jumped in with the same pod 2 days earlier but didn't have my camera. This time i was prepared. I swam with the pod as they surrounded me. One that i swam with two days before seemed to remember me and actually swam up to touch my hand. He was the biggest of all of them. My boat guide told me he had named him white fin.

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BennJamin 10 years ago

It really is beautiful. We jumped in the water with them on our way to our snorkeling spot. The water was very clear.

HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Love the emerald color of the water on the panhandle of FL.

BennJamin 10 years ago

Yes, i was. It was so surreal. I used a Fujifilm FinePix Underwater Camera. :)

HeatherMiller 10 years ago

Were you in the water with them?

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Panama City, Florida, USA

Spotted on May 30, 2012
Submitted on Jun 13, 2012

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