15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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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||Oct. 16, 2017, 4:29 p.m.