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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Risso's Dolphins, the dolphin with the rounded head as photographed by Ron LeValley.

I love these dolphins. Risso's Dolphins look like no others, with their rounded heads and scarred bodies. Ron LeValley got these fantastic photos of them.

They usually are about ten feet long, though they can get as big as fourteen feet long.
Risso's Dolphins feed on Squid and the scars on their bodies are believed to be from their encounters with their prey.
Risso's often travel in large pods and have been seen surfing waves and even the wakes of Gray Whales.
The male is a little bigger than the female. Here Ron shows you what their dorsal fins look like. 
Many thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Ron's photography, here is his website:


Anonymous said...

Those are not only great photos but instructional as well. Thanks for sharing Ron.

Jeanne Jackson said...

Ron LeValley is an incredible photographer. I am fortunate - we all are fortunate - that he is so generous in sharing his work.