Dolphins Why do we love them so?

Dolphins – Why do we love them so? What is it about them that make them seem so friendly. Is it the smile of their mouthline, is it because they always seem so playful. I am sure many of us have spent many an hour sitting down watching episodes of Flipper. We all know that they are amongst the most intelligent animals on the planet. There have been many instances reported of dolphins saving people at sea, are they the lifeguards of the deep blue sea and as such have a kind and friendly demeanor.

Is it perhaps their proportions that make them so appealing, we see the golden ration / golden section appearing in so many places. You will see from page 9 of the following pdf document that “the eye, fins and tail all fall at golden sections of the length of the dolphin’s body”.

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Slow Motion video where you can enjoy the fluid grace of their motion through the air

Real-time video of the above slow motion footage

Highlights summarized in five minutes from the Blue Horizons Show

I hope you enjoy the photos below of Dolphin’s performing some jumps the the Blue Horizons Show, Sea World Orlando.

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

Dolphins at Sea World Orlando

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16 thoughts on “Dolphins Why do we love them so?

  1. Dolphins are the best! We have LOTS of interaction with dolphins here: kayaking on the Indian River we see them all the time! They swim alongside (ours is a 2 person boat) and criss cross around…I think they consider it playing! Maggie and I keep talking about picking up a waterproof camera (even a cheap CVS one) to get pictures and reading your post now has me inspired to do it sooner than later. Here’s someone else’s youtube footage of the spot where we see them. They’re always around here:

  2. Daniel, Great pics and post. Dolphins are exquisite, intelligent creatures. I had the opportunity to swim with them when I vacationed in Mexico. They are something to behold. What I remember the most was the trainer telling us that if a woman is pregnant and gets into the water with dolphins, the female dolphins will swim around her and try to nuzzle her belly because their sonar detects the fetus. Apparently, female dolphins love to be pregnant and are extremely maternal. This seriously, blew my mind. And it was awesome holding onto their fin and “swimming” with them. Highly recommend it.

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