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Dolphin: keep smiling! by woxys Dolphin: keep smiling! by woxys
Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy), ZOO / dolphinarium Nuremberg, Germany :D

For *Lunchi, because it is her birthday today! :la:
Happy birthday, dear friend :aww:
Here is a little feature for you :aww:





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Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:
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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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:iconseawindwindkiss:
Seawindwindkiss Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
lovely
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:iconchristiebella:
christiebella Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Artist
awesome
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
thanks :D
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:iconchristiebella:
christiebella Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   Artist
you are welcome
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jack102248 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
are you sure thats a smile?lol
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DragonHunter10 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks tired, and it looks like it is going to fall asleep. Neautiful and gr8 shot
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Nettleheart Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He is not pleased.
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Lunchi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
aw Thank you so much Woxys! :hug: I went to the zoo to see finally Diego and Darwin, who are out for a week now as I read on 25th ... but on my birthday, they were again backstage and Ivo was out--... XD
Now today and tomorrow and so on they are again visible and so I am going again on tomorrow and sunday to see the calves :)
I really cannot wait anylonger :XD:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I am happy you like it! And oh no, I hope you will be lucky to see them tomorrow! :aww: and I hope to see them too in summer...
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:iconlunchi:
Lunchi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I saw them yesterday and today :D Hypercute.
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:iconmetaleath:
MetaLeath Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute! ^^
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:iconraidoodles:
RaiDoodles Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a lovely face. :)
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ScribalWriter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really like the lines and texture you captured on the dolphin's skin in this shot. Wonderful!
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:iconthe-lost-hope:
The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Nice shot!
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:iconthedragonb0y:
thedragonb0y Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
That is one bored looking Dolphin XDD
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
it was pretty excited :)
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PaintingxRainbows Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Beautiful Creatures.
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:iconpanda1019:
Panda1019 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Extremely beautiful!!
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:icondandy-cartastrophe:
dandy-cARTastrophe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is that Moby??? Not sure, it could be...:shrug:
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:iconspiffy143:
spiffy143 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Are those scars on his or her face? :(
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
probably - but it is 100ˇnatural thing :) look at the dolphins in the wild, they are covered with scars and rakemarks. They often have parts of their body missing!
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spiffy143 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
I hope it's from natural causes and not boats or anything like that.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
those are probably bites from another dolphins - that's how dolphins also communicate :D
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:iconspiffy143:
spiffy143 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
:lmao: Funniest thing I've heard all day.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
but it is true :D dolphins do bite each other - if you see wild dolphins, they are covered with thos rakemarks :D
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Redaxelnax Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Brilliant shot :)
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:iconyoshi-danny:
Yoshi-Danny Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
"Feed me feesh or else I shall send the word out to start the Dolphin war against the smelly earth walkers!"
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SilversThreads Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Great pic Woxy. Really needing a smile today.
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LittleBlueDevil99 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Aww, cute! I love dolphins. :)
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solariswoof Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Photographer
That's AWFULLY upclose!!! :O

You can almost touch her, beautiful shot! I'm sure Lunchi will love the pic :D
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:iconmantrize:
Mantrize Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
She's such a beautiful girl. Nice pic!
And happy birthday to Lunchi too :)
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:iconfrodoprime:
FrodoPrime Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful close up
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:iconfox-gungrave:
Fox-Gungrave Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"So long, and thanks for... " no, I will not make this too predictable joke !
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