Baby Dolphin

Kona, the Mama dolphin, led her four-day old baby around by leaning her dorsal fin in baby’s direction. After a one-year gestation period, this baby is now nursing. We observed this special pair at the Hilton Waikoloa in Hawaii.

 

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Kona’s baby is only four days old.

But I was also fortunate to swim with the wild spinner dolphins yesterday, ¬†watching them speed past in large pods, blush their white bellies pink with excitement and once even swim belly to belly. I’m sorry that I don’t have an underwater camera to have captured those moments.

I also counted a variety of different species of tropical fish feeding in a coral reef near the Captain Cook monument —¬†Kealakekua Bay. My favorites were the brilliant parrot fish, the achilles tang and some cool patterned butterfly fishes. I hope that next time I will be able to photograph them!