DOLPHINS
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Dolphins are such funloving and expressive creatures. This page features the Common Bottlenose Dolphin photographs that are available as Dolphin photo prints.

The Common Bottlenose Dolphin is grey in color and may be between 6.6 and 13 feet long, and weigh between 330 and 1,400 pounds. Males are generally larger and heavier than females. In most parts of the world the adult's length is about 8.2 feet with weight ranges between 440 and 660 pounds. It has a short and well-defined snout, that looks like an old-fashioned gin bottle, which is the source for the common name, Bottlenose Dolphin. Like all whales and dolphins, though, the snout is not a functional nose; rather, the functional nose is the blowhole on the top of its head. Its neck is more flexible than other dolphins' due to 5 of its 7 vertebrae not being fused together as is seen in other dolphin species.

The Common Bottlenose Dolphin lives in groups called pods that typically number about 15 dolphins, but group size varies from solitary bottlenose dolphins up to groups of over 100 or even occasionally over 1000 animals. Its diet consists mainly of eels, squid, shrimp and wide variety of fishes. It does not chew its food, instead swallowing it whole. Dolphin groups often work as a team to harvest schools of fish, but they also hunt individually. Dolphins search for prey primarily using echolocation, which is similar to sonar. They emit clicking sounds and listen for the return echo to determine the location and shape of nearby items, including potential prey. The Common Bottlenose Dolphin also uses sound for communication. Sounds used for communication include squeaks and whistles emitted from the blowhole and sounds emitted through body language, such as leaping from the water and slapping their tails on the water. T. truncatus are very affectionate toward their fellow dolphins.

All photographs are printed on Archival quality Kodak or Fuji premium photo paper, with longevity UltraChrome Ink, water, & light resistant for up to 80 years. All photo prints come hand-signed and numbered by the photographer and are Limited Editions out of 250 Prints made. They are also backed with a Certificate of Authenticity. Photo prints are shipped matted with an Archival quality mat board in a color that accents the piece. High-resolution photo scans are also available for purchase. Please email me for details and pricing.