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Amazon river dolphin head breach, Inírida river, Colombia Finally some luck. After 3 visits to this section of the river and hundreds of failed shots, I pretty much gave up on photographing these dolphins with their head above water. They can breach anywhere around you and 1 sec later they&#039;re down under again. <br />
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Our guide insisted we tried it one more time, as we were close to the end of our trip. I wasn&#039;t in the mood and did a low effort attempt. I just zoomed into a section of the river and prefocused, waiting for the remote chance that they would breach there. And they actually did! What are the odds. Cameras rattled like machines guns and even in that series most shots failed. This one I do find usable.<br />
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Amazon river dolphin head breach, Inírida river, Colombia

Finally some luck. After 3 visits to this section of the river and hundreds of failed shots, I pretty much gave up on photographing these dolphins with their head above water. They can breach anywhere around you and 1 sec later they're down under again.

Our guide insisted we tried it one more time, as we were close to the end of our trip. I wasn't in the mood and did a low effort attempt. I just zoomed into a section of the river and prefocused, waiting for the remote chance that they would breach there. And they actually did! What are the odds. Cameras rattled like machines guns and even in that series most shots failed. This one I do find usable.

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    comments (4)

  1. Great shot! Posted 2 months ago
    1. Many thanks! Posted 2 months ago
  2. What luck! Don't they just disappear before you can 'click' ! Posted 13 days ago
    1. They do! This is one of few shots in 3 separate sessions that was somewhat usable. Posted 12 days ago

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The Amazon river dolphin , also known as the boto, bufeo or pink river dolphin, is a species of toothed whale classified in the family Iniidae. Three subspecies are currently recognized: ''I. g. geoffrensis'' , ''I. g. boliviensis'' and ''I. g. humboldtiana'' . The three subspecies are distributed in the Amazon basin, the upper Madeira River in Bolivia, and the Orinoco basin, respectively.

The Amazon river dolphin is the largest species of river dolphin, with adult males reaching 185.. more

Similar species: Even-toed Ungulates
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Uploaded Sep 11, 2017. Captured Oct 25, 2016 15:22 in Unnamed Road, Inírida, Guainía, Colombia.
  • NIKON D810
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1000s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm