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Pink River Dolphin; Boto

Inia geoffrensis


possibly male boto; pink coloration; swimming in pod with other botos and black (gray) river dolphins


main channel of the Amazon River


early morning sighting by boat - between 6:30 and 7 AM

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JenniferRichardson 10 years ago

Great catch, Diane! They are so hard to photograph...glad you got this shot! :)

Rustic 41
Rustic 41 10 years ago

Given the conditions that morning on the Amazon - flat light, not knowing when a dolphin would next appear and where one might next surface, this is a fantastic image! Unlike my experiences with dolphins found in the Atlantic, those in the Amazon have no rhythm, as to where they may surface next. Getting a shot, especially one of the animal's just surfacing with its full face, was remarkable given the brief time that we spent in the area in which our guide found a few.

Liisa 10 years ago

Cool dolphin

MelissaJordan 10 years ago

Great pic Diane!

Diane Duffus
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Diane Duffus

Indiana, Loreto, Peru

Spotted on Jul 7, 2013
Submitted on Jul 24, 2013

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