Beautiful dolphin photos

Photos by U.S. photographer, Doug Perrine, 59, took the in-your-face shot of a dolphin leaping when he travelled to the Bahamas and elsewhere.

Hey there! A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), leaps from the water in BahamasHey there! A bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus), leaps from the water in Bahamas

Choppy: Surfing bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus (formerly Tursiops truncatus) jump out of the back of a breaking wave on the Wild Coast in Transkei, South AfricaChoppy: Surfing bottlenose dolphins, Tursiops aduncus (formerly Tursiops truncatus) jump out of the back of a breaking wave on the Wild Coast in Transkei, South Africa

When the sun sets... Bottlenose dolphins leap in front of a setting sun near the BahamasWhen the sun sets… Bottlenose dolphins leap in front of a setting sun near the Bahamas

 

... the party starts: Silhouettes of two dolphins leaping from the sea near the Bahamas… the party starts: Silhouettes of two dolphins leaping from the sea near the Bahamas

‘Many dolphins have learned how to gather enough food in a short time, leaving them with lots of time to socialise and entertain themselves,’ said Mr Perrine.

‘There are many indications that dolphins have what we would call a “sense of humour”. They may do things for no other apparent reason than that they are fun.

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