Mother common dolphin and her leaping calf
Delphinus capensis cow & calf 2018 02-24 SB Coast--039
From 2018 02-24 SB Coast
Can you spot the calf among the adult common dolphins?
Delphinus capensis mega pod & calf in wind 2018 02-20 SB Coast-b-049
From 2018 02-20 SB Coast
Mother and her calf - long-beaked common dolphins - seen underwater.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf UW good 2017 12-29 SB Channel-d-010
From 2017 12-29 SB Channel
Mother and her calf: long-beaked common dolphins.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf UW 2017 12-29 SB Channel-d-062
A long-beaked common dolphin calf speeds across a glassy wave. Faint remnants of its fetal folds are still visible.
Delphinus capensis CALF leaping across wave GLASSY 2017 12-29 SB Channel--042
Mother long-beaked common dolphin and her calf.
Delphinus capensis cow & calf 2017 11-18 SB Channel-f-040
From 2017 11-18 SB Channel
Three mothers with calves...under the blue water
Delphinus capensis cow-calf THREE PAIRS 2017 10-06 SB Channel-b-010
From 2017 10-06 SB Channel
Delphinus capensis cow-calf bubbles 2017 10-06 SB Channel-020
Delphinus capensis cow-calf 2017 10-06 SB Channel-b-019
Mother humpback whale and her calf.
Megaptera novaeangliae cow-calf 2017 10-05 SB Channel-078
From 2017 10-05 SB Channel
Mother humpback whale (back) and her calf (front)
Megaptera novaeangliae cow-calf 2017 10-05 SB Channel-084
Mother and her calf - Long-beaked common dolphins
Delphinus capensis cow-calf UW 2017 10-05 SB Channel-007
Delphinus capensis cow-calf 2017 10-05 SB Channel-a-004
Underwater pod - Long-beaked common dolphins
Delphinus capensis cow-calf 2017 10-05 SB Channel-a-002
Mother and calf - long-beaked common dolphins
Delphinus capensis cow-calf 2017 10-05 SB Channel-a-003
Mother long-beaked common dolphin (underwater) and her calf (on surface).
Delphinus capensis cow & calf 2017 09-09 SB Channel-a-042
From 2017 09-09 SB Channel
Long-beaked common dolphins - mother and calf
Delphinus capensis cow-calf leaping wake 2017 07-29 SB Channel-026
From 2017 07-29 SB Channel-All Day ACS
Mothers and calves - long-beaked common dolphins.
Delphinus capensis MANY cow-calf wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-093
From 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West
Panorama of nursery pod. How many calves can you count?
Delphinus capensis MANY COW-CALF wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-091
Common dolphins - mothers and calves - nursery pod
Delphinus capensis cow-calf wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-028
Mother common dolphin and her calf.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-008
A mother common dolphin and her calf use a surface wave as a window to see what's going on above the water line. (Example of my theory regarding the use of waves as windows)
Delphinus capensis cow-calf UW window 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-050
Common dolphin calf (above surface) and its (submerged) mother.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-001
Deep under the surface - a mother common dolphin and her calf. The calf is emitting a bubble stream.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf abstract deep 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-039
Delphinus capensis cow-calf MANY & passengers wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-118
Common dolphin mother and her calf
Delphinus capensis cow-calf leap wide-angle 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-00
Mother and her calf - common dolphins. Calf has faint lines probably from fetal folds (calf was "folded up" inside mom's uterus).
Delphinus capensis cow-calf FETAL FOLD MARKS 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-010
A young common dolphin calf rides in the slipstream behind mom.
Delphinus capensis cow & calf riding slipstream 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-055
Nearly newborn common dolphin calf with faint fetal fold lines
Delphinus capensis calf 2017 07-28 SB Channel-West-a-020
Megaptera novaeangliae COW-CALF 2017 06-20 SB Channel-007
From 2017 06-20 SB Channel
Rope (the humpback whale) and her calf with Platform Habitat in back.
Megaptera novaeangliae ROPE and CALF wide angle Platform Habitat in back 2017 06-13 SB Channel-b-002
From 2016 06-13 SB Channel
Mother humpback (Rope) and her calf.
Megaptera novaeangliae ROPE and CALF 2017 06-13 SB Channel-038
Megaptera novaeangliae ROPE & CALF surface lunge - hot spot 2017 06-13 SB Channel-007
Megaptera novaeangliae ROPE & CALF surface lunge - hot spot 2017 06-13 SB Channel-004
Mother common dolphin (underwater) and her calf.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf 2017 06-13 SB Channel-090
A tiny, nearly newborn-stage common dolphin takes a leap next to its mother.
Delphinus capensis cow-calf leap 2017 06-13 SB Channel-b-003
One of our regular humpback whales, Rope, is seen here surface lunge-feeding alongside her new calf. Sooty shearwaters and brown pelicans have joined the feeding hotspot.
Megaptera novaeangliae ROPE & CALF surface lunge - hot spot 2017 06-13 SB Channel-003
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf near beach 2017 05-03 SB Coast-011
From 2017 05-03 SB Coast
Eschrichtius robustus calf chin lift 2017 05-03 SB Coast-030
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf near beach & Pelecanus occidentalis flock 2017 05-02 SB Coast-b-051
From 2017 05-02 SB Coast
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf chin lift near beach 2017 05-02 SB Coast-b-053
Great underwater look of a mother gray whale's head (she may be illustrating my "using ocean waves as windows" hypothesis), and her calf coming up for air.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf UW 2017 05-01 SB Coast-087
From 2017 05-01 SB Coast
Twin spouts, mother and calf gray whales west of Sands Beach.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf near beach 2017 05-01 SB Coast-c-001
A very small calf rides with its mother.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf 2017 05-01 SB Coast-194
Mother and calf gray whales...calf is spouting.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf 2017 05-01 SB Coast-182
Light winds, calm seas and a gray whale spouts.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf 2017 05-01 SB Coast-176
Very close look at the head of a gray whale calf riding along side its mother just under the turquoise water.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf 2017 05-01 SB Coast-180
Mother and calf gray whale. The entire outline of the calf is seen under the water.
Eschrichtius robustus cow-calf 2017 05-01 SB Coast-073