WPY 2010

Photograph Details

Highly commended 2010

Behaviour: Mammals

Jordan Calame, United States of America

Catch of the day

One unusually chilly morning, while walking along a deserted shoreline in Stump Pass State Park, Florida, Jordan spotted a single dorsal fin surfacing just offshore. Then more and more fins sliced the surface. Sprinting down the beach, camera in hand, he headed waist-deep into the icy surf. 'I stood in awe, with my finger fixed to the shutter release,' says Jordan, 'while a pod of seven dolphins chased their breakfast - yellow snappers. The dolphins came closer and closer until they were just feet away.' The spell was broken by the appearance of a fishing boat that drifted through them. The pod dispersed and Jordan headed back to his car to review his pictures, still in awe of his experience.

Technical specification

Canon EOS 40D + Tamron 28-300mm lens; 1/800 sec at f10; ISO 400.


Stump Pass State Park, Florida, USA: latitude 26.904118, longitude -82.342476 Stump Pass State Park, Florida, USA: latitude 26.904118, longitude -82.342476

Stump Pass State Park, Florida, USA

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Jordan Calame, United States of America