Bottlenosed dolphin, Tursiops truncatus; Indian Ocean, Wild Coast, East Cape, South Africa. The bottlenosed dolphins that occur along the Eastern Cape coast like to leap out the back side of breaking waves. I used an inflatable boat to follow them as they moved along just behind the backline. Every time they would surf a wave away from me I would wait for them to jump clear of the breaking wave, and then try and focus and shoot very quickly. I did best when several dolphins jumped one after another. This area is known as the Wild Coast and the shoreline is very rugged and well-known for big waves. When I got this particular shot the wind was blowing quite hard, creating a nice background for the shot, but making photography from themoving boat very difficult.
I shot at 1/1600 sec at f/8.0. Sensitivity was set at ISO250. I handheld the camera.
Canon 40D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens.