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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

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.


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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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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!
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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!
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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 ;)
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woxys Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
thanks for comment, I have to say I am jealous you can visit this ZOO often :nod:
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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.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thank you :aww:
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heretowatchandnotdra Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Photographer
No problem.
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
This image has been featured: [link] :happybounce:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thank you :aww:
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OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Your welcome! :D
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wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! I love that despite the fact it's not actually smiling, it still looks smug. :XD:

Hahaha, I loved your frustration against the ridiculous anti-captivity activists. I myself am anti-cap, but I am the opposite of you: I was a pro-captivity person the first 19 years of my life (if you looked at my gallery you'd see what I mean). I wanted to be a vet at SeaWorld. Then I spent two months researching wild orcas with OrcaLab, and my perspective changed entirely. While I do see a few merits of keeping cetaceans/sentient mammals in captivity, I see more of a reason not to continue to keep them in the future. I won't say any more, I'm not here to argue or anything. Just wanted to say that. =P (Also, I refuse to watch the cove, even if I do keep up with Taiji updates.) Now I want to go into marine conservation! :D

Sorry for the tangent, lmao. Keep up the great work!
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
thanks and I understand - I have no problem with people who are interested in stuff but have other opinion :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe am loving your comments just as much as your photos atm woxys :giggle:
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Wonderer1000 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
So nice and beautiful!!! Great animal pics you make, chapeau!!
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God-like-thing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
sigh... if only that was a shark. Sharks are neat.
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I would like to take a shark photo for you, but I have BIG troubles :(
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God-like-thing Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Don't lose an arm. We'll watch you even without shark photos, ok. Let's just calm down.

And the troubles I assume are academic? Well, keep a stiff upper lip! As Nietzsche taught - to overcome difficulties in the greatest achievement in self development (or something around those line. What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger)
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
oh no, sorry - I meant I have big troubles to take a SHARK photo for you, because local shark exhibits are not very photographer friendly :( and I would need better lens to shoot something nice in Berlin or Vienna :(
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Little-yuyu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
i'll admit i don't like the idea of having animals like dolphins in captivity, but i do realize that not all dolphins (or other animals in zoos for that matter) can benefit from living there in certain circumstances and i do like the idea of people being able to learn about them (again, as well as other animals) by beeing able to see them up close for themselves. either way, wicked cool pic. :)
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WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Dolphins are AWESOME! I think they're smarter than chimps, and some are possibly as smart as us. They've made up new languages and taught them to their human 'trainers', can paint, and love looking at themselves in a mirror and doing silly stuff. They also share a completely verbal language with each other. I wish I could hear what they're saying and what they think of us when we interact.
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Weaselhatter Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy, even the dolphins pose for you, XD
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pitsforlife Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's so amazing! Perfect shot, I love it! ;P
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Malesx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
SO CUTE :love:
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HieizRenryu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Never heard of the cove, but you made me want to watch it! I'm sure i'll get a good laugh out of how "smart" these scientists think they are. LOL

Awesome shot, like he was making sure you were ready. ^^
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ErynDarKowen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you thought about working for Nat. Geographic :love:? I love your work, always awesome (specially big cats :love:) -sorry for my bad english-
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
nope pal, they would not like my photos at all :D
thank you for nice words! :aww:
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ErynDarKowen Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:( ok... You continue with your beautiful work :love:
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JijiBubbles Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!!! He looks so happy in this photo!! :iconiloveitplz:
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Char10tte Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful photo!
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BelieveBeluga Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank god someone is reasonable enough to do the research before saying "SEAWORLD SUX STEELING POOR DOLFINS FROM THE WILD AND KILING THM IN TIJI!"

Thank you Woxys. And what a gorgeous picture!
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ImadTad Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Great shot!, he is looking at you
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VampireFoxHL Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice capture! Wow.
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WildAppaloosaGirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
I love all your dolphin photos! And so does my brother!
Keep up the great work!
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WhosKelly Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How long do they live for, do you know? :)
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Depends of the type of porpoise. For the Atlantic Bottlenose, 25 in the wild, 30-35 in captivity. But infant mortality is higher in the wild.

An Orca, on the other hand... Females generally will breed until 40, die between 50m or 80. Males live about he same. And that's in the wild.

There are no known attacks by Orcas in the wild, just in captivity. Of course, in the wild you may get eaten. Some have suggested Orcas have been bred to be hyper aggressive in order for the males to breed more.

Who knows
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wickedlovelyfaery Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, orca lifespan, as far as we know since not as much research has been done on Atlantic orcas, is much shorter in captivity. All kinds of weird complications and health issues. Tokitae and Corky seem to be doing surprisingly well.
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Naekim Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dolphins are well-known exhibitionists, they adore attention. Even in the wild they will "perform" for anyone watching.

That's not to say that keeping them in a giant bowl is a good idea, just that it's not as awful as a lot of people think. I have no seen the Cove, but I have seen dolphins. Even in the tiny holding pool, so their actual pools could be cleaned, they were ridiculously happy. This was something like twenty years ago at Sea World though, so maybe things have changed.

They are one of the few aquatic animals that seem to enjoy captivity, however, if only for the attention and chance to show-boat. ^.-

With that out of the way >< ;
I love these photos. Dolphins kind of freak me out (especially orcas, oh the nightmares..), but these are so happy and adorable. It's obvious these are healthy, well-cared for creatures. I can't imagine anyone crying abuse over these.
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WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I saw on tv once that dolphin pods will routinely perform for cruise ships out in the wild when they cross paths, lol. I guess they memorized the ship scheduals.
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Eimoudoust Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember we had to watch the cove in my Aquatic Science class last year.... my goodness you should have seen the little dolphin activists that sprung from that with no outside information. As a movie it does a really good job of playing to human emotion...especially in young high school girls. That said, beautiful photograph. I always love your work. ^^
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Loxome Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
try reading wereworld, it's a bit young, but very well written.
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Eimoudoust Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
By Curtis Jobling? It does look young but I will still look into on your recommendation. ^^ Thank you!
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Loxome Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah, my mom is hooked on the books, even though she said she wouldn't like them.
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LexerJ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Photographer
Adorable!
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ZombieQueen368 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
=D
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b0rderIands Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Woxys-
You take the most amazing animal photos ;w;

Like- The lighting perspective is perfectly presented against the dolphin's skin, you always have the best quality, and it's ALWAYS taking a shot when the right emotions come to you.

This is why you're one of, if not my favourite photographer on deviantART. Your photos will never cease to amaze me c': <3
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
If you fail to properly feed a dolphin ( that includes Orcas) they bite the trainer.

I had a friend who studied their cognitive abilities, and she couldn't decide who was the trainer, and who was being trained.

One time, a dolphin wouldn't display a behavior, so the trainer got down to work with it. Mean while its buddy leapt on to the deck and grabbed the fish bucket. Then they all had a good time eating fish and laughing at the trainer.

I've also seen dolphins refuse to perform because thy had to nurse a calf. Jr. takes priority over everything else.

Almost all of the dolphins you see in parks are captive raised. They couldn't survive in the wild. Most nations FORBID the capture and importation of dolphins for any purpose. The Japanese are the exception.

Some Dolphins yo see are actually injured, and would have to be put to death otherwise.

AAAnd... Trained animals who perform, be it dolphins, tigers or elephants, live longer and are happier than those that just sit around. ^_^
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TVD-Photography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Dolphins and white tigers. These 2 animals seems to attract these people and their opinions and a lot of the time they are misinformed and get facts wrong. Fingers crossed you don't get any :hug:
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ProffesionalZombie12 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dolphins are MEAN. But they are indeed very cute.
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DraganBantiarna Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
"so long and thanks for all the fish!"
dolphins rock :D
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wickedphoenix93 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful shot woxys!!
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