Fascinated with a photographer and his camera, a young Atlantic spotted dolphin slows down to take a look at the item preoccupying the freediver. Dolphins will quickly investigate anything new or different in their world. Is it something they can play with? Is it a threat? Does it move? New discoveries are identified using echolocation and categorised accordingly. This amazing aspect of their vocabulary is constructed from ‘sound shapes’ formed by sending out high-pitched biological sonar bursts that bounce a ‘shaped’ echo back to them.
Location: Open ocean, White Sand Ridge, Little Bahama Banks, The Bahamas
Photographer: Laura Storm