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Going back by woxys Going back 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.


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

The animal was NOT forced to leave the water and get on the shore. Next time the trainer asked the dolphins to get outside of water, they refused to do that and trainer just laughed. Of course, dolphins were fed PROPERLY. Famous "ohmgggdz, if dolphinz do not performz, they has no fishey and starvezzzz" is only a myth spread by activists.

For those who love dolphins, there is a DOLPHIN MUG!


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Thank you for your comments and faves :hug:


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


To see more, look at my WATER ANIMALS GALLERY :aww:

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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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for not disabling comments. I'm sorry you have to put up with so much crap from people who think they know what they're talking about. I love the position of this dolphin! Its so gorgeous!
Corkylover Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love the clarity of this photo and the position of the dolphin. Shame the snout wasn't caught out of the water too haha. Beautiful shot!
Flammendo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I life near Nuernberg. When the lagoon was built some students wanted to hear how people think about keeping dolphins. They also asked my mother about that.

My mother thought of it a little bit. But then she answered, that she does see that dolphins in the wild have much more place. But aren't most other animals also have huger living spaces either? So if the question is about dolphins, why not about bears or gorillas?
At the other hand it is not only restraining the animals, but also trying to save rare species. This is done even twice by zoos. First they try to breed. Second they try to make people get in touch with animals - so they know what to preserve.

If it wasn't for the zoo I wouldn't have ever seen any dolphin except for movies and pictures. But - sorry to say - you won't ever be able to capture the reality as amazing as it is ;)
woxys Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
thanks for comment, I have to say I am jealous you can visit this ZOO often :nod:
heretowatchandnotdra Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Photographer
There is never a dull photo that you take, instead they keep on getting better and better.
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thank you :aww:
heretowatchandnotdra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Photographer
No problem.
OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
This image has been featured: [link] :happybounce:
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thank you :aww:
OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your welcome! :D
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