Not at a lot of people get the opportunity to have a special interaction with a dolphin, but these children at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain are some of the lucky ones. Twenty Bottlenose Dolphins reside at the L Oceanografic and they are very accustomed to human interaction.
On a daily basis, the dolphins spend time with their trainers with whom they share a great deal of trust. As they lay upon the shallow surface in their pool, they have no fear of the children and welcome them as they rub their backsides.
Dolphins are very friendly animals whether they are in an aquarium or surfing around the waters in their natural environments. When viewing the Bottlenose Dolphins in the wild, they are never hesitant to partake in some sort of interaction with water vessels.
These close encounters with the Bottlenose Dolphins at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain should be booked in advance as many tourists love for kids to be able to experience this. Be aware that this may cost a few dollars, but the looks on the children's face and the enthusiasm they show, is worth every cent.
Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, 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.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/640 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 190mm.
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