July 27, 2009

Bottlenose Dolphins in Surf

Photograph by Andrew Wong

This Month in Photo of the Day: Images From the 2008 International Photo Contest

Dolphins are known to jump out the back of big waves as they break against the shores. This pod of bottlenose dolphins was leisurely surfing in the waves as the offshore wind blew against the incoming waves, creating an atmosphere that was most unique and magical. At a place called Waterfall Bluff in the Transkei, South Africa.

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Gregory Groesch
Gregory Groesch

When I come to National Geographic, I expect to see natural photographs. (Not manipulated images) But why are the dolphins in the foreground of this image so much smaller than the dolphins in the background? And the dolphins in the center of the image are the same size (or smaller) than the ones on the left, which are farther away? This image appears to be grossly manipulated. Not what I expect from National Geographic. How many of the other images on this site are manipulations?

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