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Humpback whale. Image: Christopher Swann

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Risso's dolphin at surface

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Dead sperm whale in The Wash, East Anglia, England. © CSIP-ZSL.

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Risso's dolphin © Andy Knight

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Pilot whales pooing © Christopher Swann

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Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Three fin whales Gulf of California.

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A spinner dolphin leaping © Andrew Sutton/Eco2

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Back Up A Bit Charlie !

Hi Everyone,

I had my very big lens on the camera yesterday at Chanonry Point and I was right at the waters edge to get close up shots of fin and body markings of the dolphins. My namesake Charlie decides to get a bit silly and launches himself out of the water really close to the beach so I had no chance of getting all of him in the frame.

 photo CharlieCloseUp.jpg

Thanks Charlie…Sundance, Kesslet and Mischief were there too and a few others came near the Point in the rising tide but turned and headed back out to sea again. I need to catch up with Rainbow again, she hasn’t been around Chanonry since I photographed her on the 6th of this month – I’ll find her, don’t you worry.

Best Wishes,

Charlie.

About Charlie Phillips

Field officer - Adopt a Dolphin