July 23rd, 2012

sardine run 2012 #4

common doplhins hunting sardines, Wild Coast, South Africa

the sardine run 2012 #5

Nikon D300 + Nikkor 10.5mm, natural light

this image is not cropped, contrast correction in Adobe Lightroom

Location on Google maps

Where else in the world you can get that close to the hunting dolphins ?

This shot is made with 10.5mm fisheye lens and it is not cropped, which means only few centimiters are between camera and animals charging at bait fish. Common dolphins are very precise in their movement, they avoid collisions - and any collision with 2m long bulky animal swimming at 30 km/h can have very serious consequences ! ^_^