09 April 2013

Bottlenose dolphins really can jump

This is another image of a high jump. It dates back to 1988 and it was taken in the early days of a study of bottlenose dolphins around the island of Losinj (back then Yugoslavia, now Croatia).

I can't remember whether this photo was taken by me or by my colleague Benedetta Cavalloni. We both had cameras and we were shooting at unison from the inflatable. I suspect this one is hers.

Digital cameras did not exist, and it was all manual settings. One had to wait for a long time before seeing the slides printed, hoping they were good. And the slides themselves tended to fade and accumulate scratches, as shown by this image. So much simplier today!

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