Sunday, 2 April 2017


A pod of dolphins cruises past my position on a New South Wales headland. Trust me, there are at least ten dolphins in this photo. These are Common Bottle-nosed Dolphin Tursiops truncatus and there were about 30 individuals in the pod, heading north. A few days later I spotted a Humpback Whale heading south.

Common Bottle-nosed Dolphins are the most well-known dolphin species and the largest of the beaked dolphins. You can see them in warm and temperate oceans all over the world, as well as, unfortunately, in captivity.


  1. Wonderful creatures, dolphins. When boating we've had them swim along beside us breaking water with the prow.
    I read a heartbreaking account in The Guardian on Friday about the damage done by Cyclone Debbie. Sounds like it's going to be a long slog to recover.

    1. My Dad got 100mm of rain out it, so he's happy for the garden. Our friends Matt and Nina posted a photo of a raging torrent going down their street, but I don't think they were flooded. They are all south of where the cyclone really hit, so much less affected.