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.
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 kilograms.. more