Photo: Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops Truncatus Valencia Spain

A Bottlenose Dolphin, known by its proper name of Tursiops truncatus, swims in the water at the L'Oceanographic in the La Ciutat de les Arts i les Cienies Complex, which is part of the City of the Arts in the City of Valencia in Spain.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops Truncatus Valencia Spain
Photo of a Bottlenose Dolphin, aka Tursiops truncatus, at L'Oceanographic in the city of Valencia, Spain.
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Bottlenose Dolphins, known by their proper name of Tursiops truncatus, are kept at the L'Oceanographic in the La Ciutat de les Arts i les Cienies Complex, which is the City of the Arts and Science in the city of Valencia, Spain. The City of Arts and Science is a hugely popular entertainment park in Valencia, that encompasses culture and architecture, as well as a huge open air ocean park, the largest in the whole of Europe. It holds 42 million litres of water and has hundreds of different species, one of them being the Bottlenose Dolphin.

Tursiops truncatus are known as the Common Bottlenose Dolphin which is a marine mammal most familiar and easily recognizable of all the Dolphin species. It is the one most used in the media and is kind of the 'poster child' for the Dolphin. It is also the species that is mostly in captivity around the world, due to their high numbers, such as the dolphin here that is in the Ocean park in Valencia.

The Bottlenose Dolphin can live in any waters around the world, except for the polar waters. They like warm and temperate seas however. They prefer to live in groups as they are a social animal, and it is not uncommon to find them with groups of up to 15 other dolphins. Even when they are kept in parks like this one, they like to have company and they like to play, so it is necessary that they live with other dolphins.

Bottlenose Dolphins, at the L'Oceanographic in the La Ciutat de les Arts i les Cienies Complex, Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, The City of the Arts and Science, in the City of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/5.6, exposure time of 1/800 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 350mm.

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Bottlenose Dolphin Tursiops Truncatus Valencia Spain
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