Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Dolphin Encounter by manaphoto Dolphin Encounter by manaphoto
I've had some amazing encounters with dolphins over the past year, this was one of my favorite. Got up close and personal with these beautiful and wild Hawaiian spinner dolphins.

1-16-12: This image won 1st place in :iconexp-marine-mammals: contest [link]

If you like this photo, then you will love this underwater video I made with a GoPro HD Hero, check it out [link]
Add a Comment:
 
:iconfrenchfox:
frenchfox Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Great photo ! :clap:
Reply
:iconshannonstrife:
ShannonStrife Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
They so sweet! =D awesome snapshot)
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
thank you.
Reply
:iconlyssyrae:
LyssyRae Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Amazing picture. What makes it even more amazing is that they are wild. Beautiful!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much...aloha.
Reply
:iconharleyyfr:
Harleyyfr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Woww stunning shot!! and a unforgettable scene I guess!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank u...it was a very unforgettable moment.
Reply
:iconharleyyfr:
Harleyyfr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Woww stunning shot!! and a unforgettable scene I guess!
Reply
:iconthe-seawolf:
the-seawolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Very lovely photo! Must have been an incredible experience!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
thanks...and yes, it always is.
Reply
:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
fabulous
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
thank you.
Reply
:iconxcubx:
XcubX Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I was the one who took that photo :(

Absolutely gorgeous shot, everything is so natural and clear, I just love it :meow:
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
haha, thank you very much.
Reply
:iconxcubx:
XcubX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :) :hug:
Reply
:iconhecklinghyena:
HecklingHyena Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! Your beautiful photograph has been featured: [link]
If you like it please :+fav: the article to get more exposure!
Wonderful job :clap:
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you.
Reply
:iconalexphotograpy:
AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thats still amazing.
:clap:
you must be so close to them.
:wow:
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
yeah, I could have touched them if i wanted too.
Reply
:iconalexphotograpy:
AlexPhotograpy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
i think if you tried, they would dissapear really fast.
;)
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
I have tried, haha, and they do move super fast.
Reply
:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sensational underwater shot! :)
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
thank u very much.
Reply
:iconsilvervulpine:
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconnamu-the-orca:
namu-the-orca Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
This is an absolutely stunning photo, the colours are great. I don't know why or how, but you've made the dolphins look so soft and gorgeous... Wonderful :heart:
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much...I got lucky with some incredibly clear water on this day.
Reply
:iconjacij:
jacij Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011   General Artist
Wow this is a beautiful picture, you're very lucky!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank u very much.
Reply
:iconkarliosi:
karliosi Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I am in awe.
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Cool.
Reply
:iconjeneralissimus:
Jeneralissimus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Gorgeous!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank u.
Reply
:iconjeneralissimus:
Jeneralissimus Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Sure thing.
Reply
:iconoceaniclove:
oceaniclove Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Really nice shot!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks.
Reply
:icontourofnature:
tourofnature Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great stuff, makes me want to dive... like right now.
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
Haha, right on.
Reply
:iconebonenee:
Ebonenee Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking!
I've swum with whalesharks, but I NEED to swim with dolphins :wow:
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Whalesharks are really cool, I had an oppurtunity to get in the water with one earlier this year but he ended up going deep on me and disappeared.
Reply
:iconebonenee:
Ebonenee Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uuuhh I hate it when they do that xD
Reply
:iconjinside:
Jinside Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
been a while since i commented something from u but i needed to on this one
imo its an amazing shot coz of the position of those 3

with a lil photoshopping u could do a cerberusdolphin xD
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks Jimmy, good to hear from u, I appreciate the comment and the idea.
Reply
:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning shot! What beautiful dolphins. :)
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank u very much.
Reply
:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
Reply
:iconkahilia:
Kahilia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
BEAUTIFUL!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Mahalo.
Reply
:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
Reply
:iconmanaphoto:
manaphoto Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank u.
Reply
:iconzakvan:
Zakvan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Cool, swimming with dolphins is something i want to accomplish. : ]
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 810 × 566




Details

Submitted on
November 16, 2011
Image Size
333 KB
Resolution
810×566
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
2,675
Favourites
229 (who?)
Comments
52
Downloads
61

Camera Data

Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D200
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
24 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 11, 2011, 9:47:56 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
×