First published: 07-Aug-2011
The last few months the bottlenose dolphins have not made their usual regular appearances at Chanonry Point. Less dolphins and less action. The last two times I went they never showed up. There seems to be less salmon and mackerel in the inner Moray Firth.
Yesterday I gave it another try and finally there was the dolphin action we have come to expect at Chanonry Point in the summer. Quite a few dolphins and they were pretty active. There were lots of breaches, but quite low so not very easy to photograph. By the time your camera points in the right direction and focusses their head has disappeared into the water. I did get some shots of two double breaches. In the photo above you see Moonlight and her calf leaping together.
There were a few calves playing about. Moonlight’s and Zephyr’s calf were chasing each other and leaping. These calves are so quick it’s difficult to keep track of them. Even if you don’t catch everything on photo it is lovely to see. There were a lot of smiling people on the beach.
I was on my way to Chanonry again an hour ago, but the rain is worse than I thought. So I turned back. There has been solid rain since yesterday evening.