Mothers and Daughters.
These are the last shots I took of the dolphins one week ago now. The water was not clear , so all three of these shots are not the best. The dolphins are starting to move out and on till next year and although I am going thru my usual feelings of saddness I was overjoyed to see these babies !
Flashback to the 2004.... My daughter Rayna was home for a visit. WE grabbed a bogey board and swam WAYY out to where the mothers and babies were swimming. Curled dorsal fins greeted us meaning these babies were UNDER a month old. A newly married couple had followed us out and when they saw the babies the husband started what he said was an imitaion of a seal !! He was soo overjoyed being amoung the dolphins he went walrus! LOL it was a sight to see...
...NOW 2009 those same babies are the young dolphins that swim around me and I am overjoyed by their presense. I am honored that I have known them almost from birth!
My daughter and I often talk about that day those years ago. She hasnt been home since, so I look forward to her next
visit home maybe next summer when both of us can "HIT THE WATER" swimming with the dolphins, some of them mothers,some of them daughters.