Photography more than anything is about two things: planning and patience. We spent 3.5 hours looking for dolphins on a boating tour we took off the Sanibel coast. There were many brief sightings, but the dolphins were being extremely coy and I was hard pressed to get a tail or fin on camera, and my family kept telling me how off my timing was. I told myself not to be disappointed, that there were no guarantees in the wild. I am learning how true this is.
On our way back to the dock, as the boat picked up speed, the captain kept referring to ‘getting the dolphins to play in the wake with us.’ He explained that it is mating season, and they play less during mating. I was resigned that today was just not the day. And then....MAJOR PLAYING BEGAN. I was beyond excited to get these shots. #inthewild #dolphins #conservation #nikonphotography #marinelife #sanibelisland #gulfofmexico #adventure #oceanlife #pictureoftheday #teamnikon #tamron #ipoft #dolphins🐬 #nikond3300