Dolphins showing off in the river

Dolphins

I have frequently seen Dolphins in the ocean, rivers and creeks while out photographing in the greater Charleston area. Except for one frenzied experience in May I had only seen glimpses and teases of the promise of getting a Dolphin photo that included more than a fin.

Dolphins playing in the river
Dolphins playing in the river

Yesterday that changed when we watched six or eight Dolphins interacting in the mouth of a river. This group rose and dove around each other, with the juvenile often nudging up against one of the adults.

Dolphins playing in the river
Dolphins playing in the river

Following their swimming pattern helps to be looking in the right place for their next appearance but they are quick to change direction.  Occasionally did something totally different!

Dolphins showing off in the river
Dolphins showing off in the river

Several of the adults stayed in the periphery of the group and also took some time for feeding along the river edge, which will be another post.

Dolphins playing in the river
Dolphins playing in the river

After about a half hour the group moved further from us then disappeared around a corner.

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