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Surfing Bottlenose dolphins

Tursiops aduncus


A community of dolphins surfing for the pure fun of it. These beautiful mammals were catching and re-catching waves in groups, sometimes with their faces out of the wall, for at least an hour.




At the same time and from the same location we could see 3 mantas, 2 large sharks, several turtles and breaching Humpback whales all at the same time. Didn't know which way to look.

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Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

It was an incredible day Sean even though my brother told me it was fairly normal to see such stuff !! I almost decided to move permanently to SE Qld that day. I really wished I had one of those super long lens cameras that you guys have :-) Maybe soon...

SeanWeekly 11 years ago

Beautiful, that must have been an amazing spotting!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

We were up on a 20 metre cliff asergio...:) ...they are to well fed to bother with chewy humans anyway.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 12 years ago

For a moment I wished I was there, but when you mentioned sharks... maybe another day!

LisaPalmerFleming 12 years ago

What a wonderful sight. Thanks for sharing it; I'm a long way from dolphins!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 years ago

So right karenl ... it made me want to hold my breathe unless it all went away.
It's a really special place on the oceanic freeway down the east coast of Australia.

KarenL 12 years ago

That must have been an awesome sight to see!

Mark Ridgway
Spotted by
Mark Ridgway

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Aug 20, 2007
Submitted on Dec 30, 2011

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