Saturday, September 20, 2008

Dolphins and Barracuda

Five spinner dolphins stopped by for a visit while I was out swimming this morning. As they approached me, one of them repeatedly leaped from the water, spinning in the air. Twice it landed right next to me. I was so excited that I pushed the wrong button on my camera causing - nothing - to happen. By the time I realized my mistake the dolphin was down to its last jump, which can be seen by clicking the brief video below (or by Clicking HERE).

They circled slowly below me for about ten minutes, drawing me over and over towards this big barracuda just below the surface. I don't know why the fish made me nervous, maybe it had something to do with the fact that it was nearly as big as I was and kept following me.

Anyway, the dolphins were idling below me, then suddenly sprinted off as if something had frightened them (I have the same flight reaction when I look in the mirror these days).

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