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Dolphin - the wettest smile by woxys Dolphin - the wettest smile by woxys
Amazing Common Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, delfin skakavy) from ZOO / dolphinarium Nuremberg, Germany :D




I am very proud of this photo, because it is pretty difficult to take a photo of dolphins in Nürnberg :giggle: I played with the dolphins and it was simply awesome :heart:


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 problems 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 learns 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 | US army use 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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This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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:iconspm62:
spm62 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
super!!!+fav 
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WarriorKat93 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! gosh I love dophins they are so adorable! Amazing photo! <3 :heart:
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SciurusUli Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Wonderful snapshot!
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KandaHaruka Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The grin makes me wanna smile along that cute grin. :iconrukiasmileplz:
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blackparademajorette Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
so long and thanks for all the fish!
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imadolphin Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
i hate this one i look fat
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fbalam Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Greetings Woxys ... We would like to use your photo as part of matrerial we use in the environmental education program for children. We are the education team CEDO (www.cedointercultural.org) in the sea of ​​Upper Gulf of California in Mexico. Once we have your permission and conditions of use we will be happy to use your picture and show it to the children with whom we work.
Tank you for your atention.
Atte. Felipe
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
hi, ok! you can use it, just link back to my work, if you can :)

just do not use it for anti-dolphinarium propaganda, please :D
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fbalam Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
JAJAJA... ok, only marine ecosistems conservation.

Thank you, you can see the educational program and the children work in www.cedointercultural.org
CEDO is a nonprofit organization and the team is deeply grateful for show your photos.
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Ellybethe Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gaw I want one. :squee: :la:
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wishingdreams Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such happiness *sniffles*
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wheeedapoot Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Were you actually swimming with the dolphin or was this shot through the glass?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
through the glass :nod:
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wheeedapoot Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
Oh wow! It's really clear though!

Btw, furthering the idea on another comment, what do you think of dolphins in captivity? There's a rather popular debate + petition going on in my country against bringing in dolphins. (I believe it started when some of the dolphins were dead bcos of some toxins/rusted metal(?) of an old enclosure they were in)

Here's the arguments that I've heard so far:
-Depression
-Dolphins communicate by echo (or something like that) so in enclosed areas, the sounds keep echoing against the walls which isnt good for them

There was even some world-renowned dolphin guy (he's an ex-dolphin trainer who has turned anti-captivity bcos one of his dolphins committed suicide when it chose not to breathe) who came over.
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woxys Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
oh, that poor liar ;) do not trust him, he preferes his IDEOLOGY to real dolphins ;)

and I support good and modern dolphinariums :nod:
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wheeedapoot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
:) Can't say I disagree with that. Without them, I wouldn't even have seen a real dolphin in my whole life.
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GisseGirL Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww I love dolphin (L) is CUTE.VERY CUTEEEEEEEEEE I agree to favourites ^^ I like this photo,great image.
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woxys Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thank you :aww:
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obsessiveartpulsive Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
cutie X3
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist
cool
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ThePeanutBaron Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
You should watch the cove, it made me hate seeing dolphins in captivity. Interesting fact If, in a oceanarium, any dolphin/porpoise/whale is kept in isolation in solitude...social deprivation may be so severe that the cetacean commits suicide by voluntarily ceasing either breathing and/or eating
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
you should learn more about the issue instead of watching propaganda movie ;)
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h123iloveart Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Awwww <3 YES!
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b0rderIands Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
It almost looks like the dolphin Winter! :D
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I wish I could see this VID :D
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b0rderIands Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Student General Artist
LOL
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m1ezz Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
awesome shot
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
thank you for comments :aww:
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:iconm1ezz:
m1ezz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
no problem:D it was my pleasure
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Irukalovely Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
SOOO CUTE.
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Maarel Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi)Can I draw this?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
yes, you can - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work :D
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KrusttyhBenyh Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awwww! Wonderful!:heart:
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Zai91 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student Photographer
beautiful! :aww:
Love the dolphins :heart: :love:

he seems to be "smiling"
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Berryz1cute Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ A beautiful one too!!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
thank you :aww:
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michy1990 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
adorable
one of my sisters actually fed a dolphin in monkey mia 2 years ago.
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Alenoid Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   Photographer
Oh, beautiful, and so funny-optimistic. And thanks for the information on this amiable animal. Enjoy your day:)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
:nod: same to you :D
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Midnight-Cardinal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
cuteeeeeeeee
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PernilleLarsen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
KE KE KE
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Marcwildpassion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Superbe this Dolphin !!
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Overtkill-UD Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Great shot. Very interesting markings on this one.

In your facts, you might want to change the U.S. Army to U.S. Navy, on who trains them to locate and tag mines.

I have seen video somewhere of a male dolphin harassing a swimmer. So I can back you up on that one.
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woxys Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
yeah, it is known, that they annoy swimmers, yes :nod:
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Avada-kevdvra Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
I thought they kept to their own species when it came to sexual harassment.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
well............... :rofl: they have sex with other cetaceans species :D
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Avada-kevdvra Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
tgjrhjejilrk
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Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
And it's especially difficult to photo them under water. I found this out recently! So bravo on this shot!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
thank you :aww:
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Cloudstreaker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
NP!
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