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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A young Burrunan dolphin checking weed floating at the surface for hiding fish

Port Phillip Bay's resident dolphins were only recently recognised as a new species; the Burrunan dolphin. While their true identity may have come as a surprise, their presence in the Bay is certainly no secret. They are as much part of the place as the vast sandy plains, seagrass meadows and rocky reefs, as well a being an icon for the region and a litmus test for the health of the marine environment that sustains them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Queenscliff, Australia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Troy Muir