Posted by: photographytuition | July 17, 2014

Cardigan Bay Dolphins

Last week I took a short trip to west Wales in the hope of seeing and photographing dolphins.

There are reckoned to be around 200 bottle nose dolphins in the Cardigan Bay area centered around Newquay where they carry out a daily dolphin watching survey.

WIL_1862_01These photos were taken over a period of two days near Llangranog, south of Newquay, Ceredigion, Wales.


All photos were taken from land using a Nikon D7000 with a Nikon 300mm f4 lens hand held.

WIL_2582In most cases the camera and lens settings were: ISO 400, 1/1500 second f5.6.


There were about 10 dolphins in the group with lots of leaping and splashing around.



I’ve been lucky enough to go to the Galapagos Islands, I’ve photographed whales, sharks, otters etc but these few days in west Wales were probably the best ever!



Coming up for air.






I saw a lot of this behaviour where a dolphin was swimming on its side showing its white belly – it looked like it was trying to attract attention – possibly courtship? But would a mum with a calf be interested?

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