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Amazon (Pink) River Dolphin

Inia geoffrensis


The Amazon or Pink River Dolphin is the largest species of freshwater dolphin. It occurs in large rivers of the Amazon and Orinoco Basins and during the flood season it ranges into the flooded forests. It has a flexible neck and spine, allowing it to catch fish between the branches and trunks of trees.

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37 Comments (1–25)

patty 6 years ago

It is very nice. It's snout is very long. It is going to eat us. It is great!!!
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patty 7 years ago

What a mouth! What a bunch of teeth! What a throat! It is lovely! Great picture!

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Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 8 years ago

saw aaaaaah!

Nicole_D_19 8 years ago

Wow rare

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Beautiful boto. Congratulations.

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 8 years ago

Great Job!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago


Ilya Bezdelev
Ilya Bezdelev 8 years ago


Congratulations on that one!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Adam Riley. Magnificent spotting.

AdamRiley 8 years ago

Thank you for choosing my image as spotting of the day and I appreciate all the encouraging comments, thank you!

LeanneGardner 8 years ago

What an incredible find! Congratulations on your amazing SOTD :)

pamsai 8 years ago

wonderful photo Adam and congrats for SOTD...

Smith'sZoo 8 years ago

Incredible! Congrats Adam!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Congrats Adam.

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Fabulous spotting as usual Adam! Congratulations!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Thank you Noah team for selecting this lovely Mammal for SOTD honor... River Dolphins are easy prey for domestic fishers who doesn't care of their importance. In India Gangetic Dolphins are very threatened...

maria.silvacirotto 8 years ago

In Brazil it's callled "Boto". Local indigenous traditions says that the boto get pregnant the women from the tribe during the night.
Nice pics!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

I love the boto! Thanks for sharing this wonderful series!

Congratulations Adam for your SOTD!

tibiprada 8 years ago

beloved species... Congrats !

Congratulations on a very well deserved SOTD !

CarolSnowMilne 8 years ago

Wonderful. Congratulations!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Wow fantastic series they are so hard to photograph congratulations :)

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 8 years ago


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AM, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 24, 2011
Submitted on Nov 25, 2011

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