September 28, 2012

Super pod of dolphins off the coast of South Africa

We just had to share this! Photographer Chase Jarvis and explorer Mike Horn encountered a rare "super-pod" of thousands of dolphins about an hour’s sail south of Cape Town in August 2012, took their cameras out and filmed it.

Dolphins are known to form temporary groups or "pods", typically consisting of 2-15 animals, while hunting or defending themselves and their pod. In areas of high food availability (and enough space), such "normal" pods can temporarily join together to form a so-called "super-pod", with a size exceeding 1,000 dolphins.

Have you ever seen so many beautiful creatures? Amazing!


I would love to see a pod of dolphins up close. Would be even more amazing to swim with them.

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