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Photo: Dolphin Ride L Oceanografic Valencia Spain

A dolphin ride is something which many people will never encounter in their lifetime, like this trainer at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain.

A trainer at the L'Oceanografic at the City of Arts and Science in Valencia, Spain, stands on the backs of the Bottlenose Dolphins and goes for a ride around the aquarium pool. This is not easy for the dolphins to learn and accept, but once the trainer and the dolphins fully trust and respect each other, almost anything is possible with these very intelligent animals.

There are days when any one of the twenty Bottlenose Dolphins at the L'Oceanografic are not in the mood to take a trainer for a ride around the pool. The dolphins are never forced to do anything they are not up for, and the trainers can easily recognize any difference in their behavior. The show is changed around on a daily basis so the dolphins are never stuck in the same routine and the trainers never become bored. Everyday is different for both of them and new tricks are practiced all the time.

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Dolphin Ride L Oceanografic Valencia Spain

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Dolphin Ride L Oceanografic Valencia Spain
Photo of a trainer at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain taking a dolphin ride on his trustworthy friends.

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... L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain, or any other aquariums around the world, are appalled at this type of behaviour and find a trainer enjoying a dolphin ride to be cruelty to animals. Animal activists all over the world have tried to stop these tricks with animals in aquariums and protests have been made regarding releasing these marine mammals. Many aquariums have vowed that they will not accept any captured marine mammals in the future, especially the largest member of the dolphin family, the Killer Whale.

For those who find watching a trainer go for a dolphin ride very exciting and amazing, the Bottlenose Dolphins at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain are extremely well trained and full of amazing tricks. Not many people come away from the dolphin show without being in awe of the way the Bottlenose Dolphins perform and how intelligent they are. The L'Oceanografic is a fun filled day which the entire family can enjoy while visiting Valencia, Spain.

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.

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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 235mm.

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Dolphin Ride L Oceanografic Valencia Spain
A dolphin ride is something which many people will never encounter in their lifetime, like this trainer at the L'Oceanografic in Valencia, Spain.
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