Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watery Wednesday

Thank you 2sweetnsaxy of Eyes Mind Heart for creating and managing this great mid-week meme, Watery Wednesday. Please visit by clicking on the above icon to share your own photos or just to enjoy looking at others from around the world.

These photos were taken in December 2008 when we visited Sea Life Park on Oahu, Hawaii. We watched the dolphins for at least an hour, and I could have stayed a lot longer to observe these magnificent marine animals. They were incredible and being able to see them so close was a privilege and a gift.



A short video
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33 comments:

George said...

What a great post for Watery Wednesday. I would love to be able to be that close to dolphins.

papercages said...

Dolphins are amazing creatures. Thanks for the great shots and video. The blue of the water is gorgeous.

VALKYRIEN said...

I agree, Dolphins are such bautiful and fun marine animals! I'm not sure if I agree with keeping them in captivity, but these looks like they are well taken care of! Great shots, and it seems like a great experience to have seen them!

Today's Blah said...

Oh they are just great, looks so friendly. I've never had the chance yet to be that near a dolphin. You're lucky.

Denise said...

George, thank you. I hope one day to see the dolphins again.

Papercages, they certainly are, you are very welcome, glad you enjoyed the post.

Valkyrien, I have the same feelings as you and would much rather see any animal in their natural habitat, but this was pretty close and they did seem very happy and as you say, well taken care of.

Today's Blah, I felt very blessed.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, it looks so warm and lovely! And the dolphins are so gorgeous. I love the lines and the texture of them. And did I mention color? Beautiful.

Thanks for visiting my very wintery watery Wednesday!

Kathy said...

Oh wow what great shots. Dolphins are really beautiful creatures. Hope you have a wonderful week. =)

Judy said...

Wonderful shots of wonderful creatures!! I like the video, too - being able to see the way they move!!
Thanks for sharing!

me ann my camera said...

What an amazing experience that must have been. The blue of the water is beautiful. Riel

ascu75 aka Don said...

WOW that looks fun evidently we now have a Dolphin at Ramsgate if I ever get a photo you will be the first to see it .Thanks for sharing I am almost jealous XXX Don

Mojo said...

What amazing creatures, eh? Occasionally you can find wild ones at play in or near Beaufort Inlet, but I've never managed to get a good shot of them.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. I think dolphins are great. This just reminds me that I haven't been to Sea World in a while and a trip soon would be really nice. :-)

Caprice said...

Love hte first shot where you can see the whole body. The water is so clear and blue! Lovely shots! Thanks for visiting my blog!
Caprice

The Right Blue said...

Great Watery Wednesday post, Denise. (Of course I may have a bias...) Sea Life Park is a wonderful place to visit. I'm glad you had the chance to go there.

Carletta said...

That third shot is a great capture of the action!
I loved the video. It was almost like being there. From the sounds it seemed everyone was enjoying it.

Ginger said...

It must have been a dream to be that close to them. Thanks for the great shots.

Vicki said...

Great WW post!! The backgrounds of #'s 3 & 4 are beautiful!
We live in Florida and go see the dolphins at Sea World quite often. They are beautiful gentle creatures.

floreta said...

soo cute! i would love to swim with dolphins someday.

Naturegirl said...

Denise I had a dream and that was to swim with the Dolphins..I did just that several years ago when we vacationed in Cuba! Of course the Dophins were trained as those in your photos but nevertheless..I got into the water and had one "kiss" my cheek
I cannot tell you the emotion that came over me!
Now I have another dream and that is to be in the wild in Africa with my favorite animal that walks this earth..the elephant!

Tammie Lee said...

That must have been a wonderful experience. There is something magic about Dolphins and it seems most folks know it.

Tink *~*~* said...

That synchronized jumping thing is just amazing to me. I've seen them do that in the wild too, so I know it's not something that they need to be taught to do - maybe taught to do on command but they already have the skill. Thanks for sharing the video, it was awesome!

Tink *~*~*
Wednesday at My Mobile Adventures *~*~* - It was no picnic! on Sanibel Island

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Really fun footage. I'd be a little bashful to do that ... somehow they'd swim too fast and shoot me out of the water into a wall (I just know it!)

Femin Susan said...

Lovely photos, Thanks for the great shots and video. Welcome to my blog…….
Have a great weekend.

Connie said...

I love dolphins. I even painted one and hung the painting in my bedroom. I will have to take a picture of it and use it for watery Wednesday. Nice pictures.

Carina said...

Lovely animals,read about them,they have their own language.In Sweden near Stockholm in a place called Kolmården there´s a lot of these "fishes".Me like too:)Take care and thanks to you too.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Dolphins are so intelligent! It must have been tons of fun to be there.

Linnea W said...

Wow...great photos and I loved watching the video. Those dolphins are so playful and graceful. It looks like they have a happy place to play. Thanks for stopping by my WW post. Hi from California.

JunieRose2005 said...

Amazing pics of amazing animals!

Thanks for sharing!


Junie

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that is a great set of photos and video

Kay said...

Great shots, Denise. Gosh! I haven't been there in an age.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Wonderful shots Denise - how lovely to have seen these beautiful creatures for yourself. A x

Diane C. said...

Beautiful pictures and video! What a wonderful experience to have been there. Dolphins are so intelligent, unlike my cat who can't figure out how to use a pet door.

Heart of Rachel said...

Beautiful photos and wonderful video. I love dolphins. My 5-yr old son and I had a chance to touch a dolphin when we visited Ocean Adventure.