While it is not at all uncommon to have encounters with wild dolphins when visiting certain regions of the sea, a dolphin pod “stampede” is something that is not often witnessed by those simply going about their business on the open ocean. Explorer Mike Horn and photographer Chase Jarvis were not only able to witness this beautiful phenomenon recently off the coast of South Africa, but were able to capture the scene in HD video for the rest of us to enjoy.
Probably the most amazing thing about this experience was when, according to Jarvis’ blog, they were furiously shooting the action with every camera possible, including Go Pro, iPhone, DSLR, and simple digital point-and-shoot, when suddenly they realized the dolphins ”were with us, and that the moment was actually too rare to shoot photos. After just a few minutes, we all put down our cameras, we stopped talking, and we simply took in the beauty with our eyes.”
Don’t we all wish for a moment like that when we explore the vast great blue seas? Here’s to a very happy Wednesday for divers everywhere!
Image via LifeSupercharger