Dolphins Up Close Off Maui

Imagine the pure happiness of seeing a whole pod Hawaiian Spinner Dolphins while out on the water.

M2M3M1M4Now imagine the pure joy when they start playing off the bow of your boat, so close you could almost reach out and touch them.

DSC_7136 DSC_7137 DSC_7140 DSC_7145 DSC_7157 DSC_7160 DSC_7163 DSC_7169And now imagine the pure delight when one of them turns out to be a pup!

B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8That’s just what happened to us during a snorkelling trip with Hawaii Ocean Rafting out of Lahaina, Maui.

Glorious!

The only thing better would be to actually swim with wild dolphins, which we got to do 2½ years ago off Hawai’i.

This post is inspired by this week’s photo challenges of Close from Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack?, Pure from Jen of the Daily Post and Glorious from Hugh of Hugh’s News and Views.

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11 Responses to Dolphins Up Close Off Maui

  1. ventisqueras says:

    grandi immagini! grazie mille

  2. jpeggytaylor says:

    Oh lovely – and how cute is that dolphin pup!! 😀

  3. We get to see Dolphins off the coast of Wales, sometimes, but our waters are nowhere near as clear as the ones in Hawai. This must have been a day you’ll never forget. Thank you so much for linking the post to my photo challenge.
    Best wishes,
    Hugh

    • Jaspa says:

      Thanks Hugh, and you’re welcome. I look forward to coming back often. Speaking of going back, we’re going back to Wales in a couple of weeks (Rich was born and grew up in Wrexham).

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  5. Love dolphins.

    janet

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