I was just a little boy when I first saw the video clip of by Guns N’ Roses called “Estranged”. I remember feeling mesmerised when Axel jumped into the water from a tanker, and a pod of dolphins appeared out of the blue to save him. This moment was incredibly powerful, and I remember having goosebumps all over my body.
I guess this is where my love towards dolphins had started. Since then, it has been my greatest joy every time I spot dolphins. Luckily, they quite often show up at the beach where I live but usually stay far away. Every now and then they come close to the shore, competing for the best waves with the surfers.
I feel privileged to live close to the ocean and as many others I practice my daily exercise along the coast.
It was yet another beautiful afternoon by the ocean when during one of my exercise routines I noticed movement in the middle of the bay.
A pod of 20-25 dolphins were swimming toward the shore. A little while after they appeared among the surfers and stayed with them surfing the waves.
I quickly ran to the beach and started shooting this unbelievable encounter. They stayed almost for an hour whilst I was standing there, watching them mesmerized with the exact same feeling, just like when I was a little boy watching “Estranged” for the first time.