After Katy and Rob's wedding, the support crew was totally exhausted, yet very happy that the hard work and the weather had combined to make the wedding ... well, kind of dreamy.
Luckily, we had chosen to stay on the beach, so the following post wedding recovery day was pretty awesome.
Our luck held out on this day also, as the rare Hudolphins (Tursiops hunkatus) were feeding in the surf break.
Even more amazing, we were able to see their even rarer prey, the Pigskin Mackeralsnappers ( Snapperus oblongus).
For a nature lover like me, it was a pretty special day. Again, fortune smiled, as I happened to have the Olympus Tough "everything proof" camera with me.
The following shots were taken while the Hudolphin pod fed all around me in about 3-4 feet of water.
|Research shows that the female Hudolphins are the most intelligent and graceful of the species. Nothing I witnessed that day contradicted that hypothesis.|
|The bull Hudolphins seemed to be not only feeding, but leaping especially high with impressive splashes as they fell back into the sea. This is probably a courtship or territorial display, much like we see with Gulf Sturgeon in the Suwannee River.|
|If you are wondering ... no this little Pigskin Mackeralsnapper did not get away.|
|It was awesome being so close to these wild creatures and just another reason to love the ocean.|
You never know what will turn up when you venture in.