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A Playful Risso's Dolphin

Risso's are not generally as playful as some of the other species of dolphins but this pod was different. They were surfing in the swell and leaping out of the waves with seeming abandon. We've seen Common and Pacific White-sided dolphins do this, but we'd never seen it with RIsso's!

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San Jose, California, United States of America
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© Douglas Croft.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 16, 2017, 4:29 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D500
Focal Length: 400mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO200
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