18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Risso's Dolphins

Normally very methodical and businesslike, these Risso's were in a hurry and having fun. To catch three of them porpoising out of the water like this was a thrill. We were on our post-quarantine shake-out cruise on Monterey Bay and it seemed like the dolphins were happy to see us! We were certainly glad to see them!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Douglas Croft