Family at rest

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Natalia Pryanishnikova

Wild dolphins keep close together and in a shallow area while sleeping. They sleep with just half of their brain keeping control of where they are and who is around. They need more protection during their rest. Therefore they usually sleep in big groups close to the reefs. This image was taken during the Dolphin Watch scientific project in the Red Sea, Hurghada, Egypt. Only natural light is used while dolphins hate powerful flashlights. These are wild dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) and only knowledge of their behavior is used to ctach that moment.

Location: Red Sea


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