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Photo: Hectors Dolphins New Zealand

Two amazing sea creatures known as Hectors Dolphins frolic aimlessly in Akaroa Harbour in New Zealand.

A couple of Hectors Dolphins surf through the waters of Akaroa Harbour off the coast of the South Island in New Zealand. New Zealand is the only place where you will find the Hectors Dolphins which means they are restricted only to this area.Hectors Dolphins are much smaller than any other dolphins seen in the New Zealand region and are the rarest dolphins in the world. In total, there only remains approximately 3000 - 4000 of Hectors Dolphins around the South Island and a small population reside off the coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

When out on a dolphin excursion around the South Island of New Zealand you will be able to locate the Hectors Dolphins as they are the only species in these waters that have a small rounded dorsal fin. All of the other species of New Zealand dolphins have crescent shaped dorsal fins and contain more of a point to them.

The Hectors Dolphins of New Zealand are fascinating mammals to watch as they frolic and play in these waters. ... continue below the picture...


Hectors Dolphins New Zealand

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Hectors Dolphins New Zealand
Photo of two Hectors Dolphins in Akaroa Harbour on the South Island of New Zealand.

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... A camera loaded with film is a necessity when out on the sea around the South Island of New Zealand.

Hector's dolphins, Cephalorhynchus hectori, Akaroa Harbour, Banks Peninsula, Canterbury, East Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

Technical Information:
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/800 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 320mm.

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Hectors Dolphins New Zealand
Two amazing sea creatures known as Hectors Dolphins frolic aimlessly in Akaroa Harbour in New Zealand.
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Rolf Hicker
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