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Always following you by woxys Always following you by woxys
To be honest, when I post dolphin photo, I always feel the strong tendency to disable comments. Why? Because I am not only tired, but FED UP with kids who just saw the Cove and now they consider themselves experts on dolphin captivity. Do not bother, kids. I know ALL those arguments, I used to be anti-dolphinariums as well. But then I read much more info and facst and even some interesting information about your god O'Barry. So all I can recommend is: USE YOUR BRAIN AND STUDY THE ISSUE PROPERLY BEFORE YOU MAKE AN OPINION - and SURELY BEFORE YOU START TEACHING ME!

I, of couse, respect opinions of people who are very interested in an issue, read many books and are still against the dolphin captivity. I have NO problem with that. But I will be always annoyed by kids who base all their attitude on ONE movie, which is in fact no documentary, but rather ideology based movie.

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Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from brand new dolphin lagoon ZOO / dolphinarium Nuremberg, Germany :D


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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus)
Location: warm and temperate tropical oceans worldwide
Size: 2 - 4 metres long weight: 150 650 kg
Diet: fish, cephalopod, crustacean
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: dolphin is a mammal, not a fish! Baby dolphins always drink mother milk | dolphins have bigger brains, than humans | dolphins usually live in groups | dolphin is one of few animals, who kill not only for food! Dolphins are well-known for killing porpoises, their smaller "cousins". Male dolphins are also known to rape the females. Male dolphins even kill baby dolphins to make their mothers want to mate again. Dolphins are not that cute and nice animals, as many people think. They have no problem to kill a shark and they sometime annoy or sexually harass swimmers in the sea | dolphins use very effective echolocation to search for prey | dolphins are time to time found washed ashore, too often dying nobody knows, why this happens.
Relationship with humans: people keep dolphins in aquariums and dolphinarius, where the animals perform special tricks dolphins very easily learn those tricks | there are scientific researches about dolphins, which usually prove their high inteligence | dolphins appear in many human legends | some dolphins help people to hunt fish throught whole generations of both, people and dolphins | US army uses dolphins, teaching them to find mines and so on... | in some parts of the world, wild dolphins come from their own will to interact with people

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RoguishRobin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
I love dolphins, they're beautiful, funny and clever! What a great picture! :)
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
I always thought dolphins are very fun and calm to look at :D
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ChaosDiabolico Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
What the Wha?!

My goodness, How on earth were you able to get a nice clear shot at those dolphins while they were moving without getting a single blurr on your photo?
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
to be honest... I do not know :( I often manage to take relatively good photos of animals, although other people have problems to shoot them in the same exhibit. I do not know how I do it, I have no technique at all :(
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ChaosDiabolico Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
What do you mean? What are you saying?

I didn't say your photo was bad. I was actually surprised about your photo of the dolphins because it looks.... perfect. My photos that I took of the animals in the glass at the aquarium and the zoos are usally bad. So I was curious on how you got a good picture of the dolphins if they were behind a glass window at the aquarium.

And what made you say that you have no technique?

And why are you sad? :(

Did I say something rude? :(
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
nope, you did not say anything rude, I know that your last comment was a compliment - thank you :nod: I am just sad that I have no technique to snap sharp photos, I do not understand my camera, although I should :(

but if you want an advice: when I take photos of water animals through the glass, I always take many many many many photos. And by many, I mean at least hundreds! Usually, at last few of them are sharp :nod:
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ChaosDiabolico Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Ahhh okay. Thank you.
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
There's something so charming about a dolphin.
Also, I adore the blue lighting here. Lovely! :clap:
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I am happy you like it and I am happy to see you again :D how are you? :D
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
I was here, and then I was gone again. :D Sorry for the late reply!

I've been busy helping to look after my nephew during the week. He's got boundless energy and doesn't leave us any time to do anything else. I'm ready for bed by the time he goes home! :giggle: :sleep:

How about you? How have you been?
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
hahaha, but that is a sign that he is healthy and I remember you were really proud aunt, so I believe you have fun! :giggle:

I am... up and down. I gave up a very bad job, but I am unemployed now, which means also no money. And I am working on my thesis, which is a necessity, but I bet you understand it does not make me happy :XD:

and I just released and announced my photobooks for buying :lol:
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
I do! :giggle: He walks around like a drunken sailor, though. I'm sure he's given me a few white hairs by now.

:tighthug: I understand completely. At least, this way, you have the chance of maybe finding a job you will enjoy. I'm sure your thesis will turn out wonderfully! It's tough to get through, but worth it in the end.

I'll have to take a look!
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
drunken sailor :rofl: that is cute XD and how about you and the storm? I hope you are ok...
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
:giggle: He's getting better at walking all the time!

The storm hasn't affected us where we live. It's sometimes nice that we live near the middle of our country. :shamrock:
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Kezulos Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
They look fatter than I thought they were (but cute/sweet all the same). I am not a zoo fan, but I enjoy photos of animals even if they're in them, & certainly wouldn't chastise someone for taking wonderful photos in them like yours!
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
thank you :D I am a big ZOO fan, as they preserve the animal species and rise attention :) as an animal lover, I am grateful for them :)
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Same with people who insist zoos are all prisons. Yes, SOME places are very bad and those should be shut down or forced to improve conditions, but most places I know of are trying their best to keep up with new research on how the animals really live, and find ways to preserve that, give them more space, better environments and all.

Among other things, I have a certain respect for good modern zoos and dolphinaria and such for bringing to light how positive reinforcement techniques can even work on massive, wild animals who could easily kill you. Too many people swear by more forceful methods for pets, with the excuse that if they don't learn boundaries that way they could hurt someone - but look what they're doing with elephants, with tigers, gorillas - our local zoo has started to post videos talking about the training they've done to assist with medical checkups so they are less stressful for both the vets and the animals, and it's all a reward-based system. :)

People so often forget that a lot of the information they are getting is outdated (much like the dominance theory dog training that is based on "wolf behavior" that turned out to be extremely inaccurate). While there are still bad places that keep captive animals, most in the developed world are making every effort to make sure the animals stay healthy and happy.

I think you might love to see one of the places we have here in Ohio. It's called The Wilds, built on reclaimed strip-mine land that they planted back over. It's now tons of grassland and they have acres and acres for elephants, rhinos, cheetahs, and other animals to roam. Most of what they have are the large pachyderms and ungulates, but they have a few carnivores as well - they are also the only place I know of nearby that has dholes, so I need to go back and see it. When I first visited, they didn't have any carnivores and were still very new. What land they don't have "zoo animals" occupying, they use for research on local bird populations and such.
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
thank you for such words, I totally agree!
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fairyville Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Really nice picture! The dolphins look so calm :D
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warmteardrops Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student General Artist
so pretty:DD
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theartsydoglover Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Aww, I love dolphins! :la: Awesome photo!
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hum, now this is making me doubt. I don't know what article or documentary I've seen but I was indeed pretty sure dolphins didn't do so well in captivity while seals, having a more dog-like mind, had no problem with it. I'll look into it more. Then again, I'm a vet assistant and I don't believe in humanity much anymore. People who loooove their pets are capable of trapping a 35-kilos dog in a 20m appartement - because they love them so much - and did you know cats needed even less space ? 15m is enough for them to thrive, say my clients with their perfectly happy 10-kilos diabetic "kitty" with respiratory issues.
This is a different problem entirely but it reminds one that animal-loving humans have a tendency to enclose animals and argue that they're doing better than in the wild because they live longer and safer. Of course you don't want to leave a dolphin starving because it has no idea how to feed itself or whatever, that's too extreme. Extremists are never good in any domain. However, capturing wild animals that were perfectly fine where they were is not right unless you have a really good reason to do so (forrest being cut down, endangered species with no habitat left...)

Personnally, my opinion now is that we enclose animals and the latter trade freedom for security, which is defendable. It's their jobs to entertain us, and in exchange they obtain what they need to live on : it's exactly like us humans who work for money to buy our survival supplies : do we have a choice ?
It's a very practical point of view but I think it's closest to the truth of how I see life.
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I understand that you must see terrible cases :(

The info about doing bad in captivity is mostly based on old fact - because in history, dolphin tanks were incredibly small. It is hard to believe in how bad enclosures people used to keep them! :( but now the pools are mostly natural, huge and care for those animals is professional.

I agree that extremists are always bad.

There is no need to speak about capturing wild animals for dolphinariums, because although activists lie about it, THIS IS BANNED by laws and it does not happen in America and Europe!

Oh, please, please, do not say "animals have to entertain us to be fed", because it is the biggest crap ever! Those dolphin, of course, are NOT fed for the tricks or for the show, they are fed properly although they totally refuse to cooperate in a show :)
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you certain of that ? ^^ if a dolphin proves to be completely useless to a zoo or water park other than for viewing, and there are other dolphins who are, are you sure they wouldn't sell it to some place else ? I've seen it so many times with horses for example... cases where they are kept because they are loved are rare in a facility that needs money to keep running...
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
how do you define "useless"?
and yes, I am sure.
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Useless as in, cannot perform tricks for a show
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woxys Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
*sigh*

ZOO is NOT a circus. They do not use the dolphins to make money through some show. The training is a way how to amuse ANIMALS. How to organize time of animals, how to use their inteligency, how to train their bodies and also how to provide medical check. The BY PRODUCT of such training session is to atract people and to teach them about those animals.

Believe me, old animals are not use-less for ZOOs. They might be useless for breeding, but ZOOs do always their best to provide good conditions for such old animals. For example one of Nuremberg's dolphins is extremely old - but the ZOO protects him, so they do not connect the school of dolphins with two young males, who would probably injure this old dolphin.
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Lyrak Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there is SOME wild capture that goes on still, but that's not for keeping - it's like how they will trap and injured hawk to nurse it back to health before letting it go again. But of course people see that and assume they're just catching them to stick in some tank and keep them, which is just silly when the captive breeding programs exist. Why would you go through the fuss to catch a wild one when you have that?
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
:nod:
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Mad-Lyn Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm really interested on the things you wrote about the Cove (I've seen that movie) and captivity of dolphins... Are there any books/docu's you can advise?
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
hi, if you want, read something in the description of this photo: [link]
it will help you to google the documents :)

basically, the activists LOVE to manipulate. For example, do you know that average life span of a wild dolphin is 25 years? but when a dolphin called Eva died in ZOO Nuremberg at the age of 41, they wanted the ZOO director to resignate! It is like wanting to sue the retirement house, because some person aged 110 died there! This ZOO is currently housing a dolphin, who is incredible 53 years old! But after his death (which will the most likely follow soon), I am pretty sure anti dolphinarium activist will blame the ZOO!!!
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Mad-Lyn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the informations and your nice answer! :thanks : No. I didn't know that! Thank you alot . I'm going to study more on this issue. :)
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shadowmistgirl Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Photographer
amazing shot
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
I think thats a pretty nice photo you took :) I like the blue hue of it. It is Noah with Sunny, yes?
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
to be honest, I am not sure :oops: but I think those were young dolphins, so probably yes :hug:
and thank you :D
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AskaCHAMP Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Nice how they swim to together...;)
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Rosshi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Wonderful photo! You're great!
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kotenokgaff Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this shot looks like a 3D models! must be cause of the background
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MetaLeath Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Dolphins are lovely!
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dolphins are my favourites, and this pair are absolutely beautiful :heart:
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DezzeShattered Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Never seen that movie but they look pretty happy to me =3
Beautiful shot~
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PhotosbyMarie Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Photographer
That look in the dolphin's eye...its just precious! Wonderful job, the blue is beautifully vivid
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spiritwinned Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Their skin looks bumpy... is that just an illusion caused by the lighting?
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
this skin is naturally full of scars and it also is not completely grey, it has some "pattern" on it :D
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ArtofDezzy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Dolphins are my spirit animals and i love the picture thanks for posting it :) <3
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A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Ooohhhh my god, this is amazing!!!!!! What an amazing picture!!!! Excellent job!!!
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the-friendly-troll Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eh, life in a tank ain't so bad. Bit boring though.
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istilldontwantthis Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
So cute & pretty! Great picture!
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blackstormwarrior Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Awwwwwwwwwww :love:

And, I need to get a book on that so I can walk around telling people about stuff that they didn't bother to do research on... just to be a show off :XD:
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alaskawolk Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
o.o so cute and very very cute
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