Landscape Photographer from the South West of Western Australia

Posts tagged “surfing

Dolphins (again!).

Another perfect day. Sunshine, surf and dolphins feeding in the surf.Surfing

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Dolphin athletics

Here are some photos of the dolphins playing in the surf.

There were 20-30 dolphins in the pod. This is some of them.

There were 20-30 dolphins in the pod.


Beautiful. The light was perfect.

Beautiful. The light was perfect.


The dolphins leap out of the back of the wave at the end of a surfing manoevre. While surfing they suddenly dive and come back under their previous track. Then they come up. I think the wave motion helps lift them out of the air.
Collision

Collision

The water was very clear.

The water was very clear.


A crowded wave

A crowded wave

It is incredible how high they can leap.

It is incredible how high they can leap.

Tube of the day!

Tube of the day!


Everybody is doing it!

Everybody is doing it!


More dolphins

There was a large group of dolphins at Sandpatches today feeding on salmon. Occasionally one would get too close to shore and have to leap out of the wave to avoid being dumped on the beach. Flying dolphin


Dolphins at Sandpatches

Dolphins often feed here chasing herring into the surf zone. They jump out of the back of the waves to avoid being dumped.
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Flying high

Last weekend the forecasts were for a large swell (4-5m). Saturday morning North Point at Cowaramup Bay was the “goto” place. When I arrived the shore was lined up with photographers and in the water there were photographers (with underwater enclosures for their cameras), jet skis, more photographers and some of the better surfers. This shot is of a local surfer who performed this great aerial manouvre

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North Point,Cowaramup Bay


A perfect end to the day

Although there was a lot of cloud, and it wasn’t very warm, the sun came out (partially) towards the end of the day. I was hoping for a good sunset, but it wasn’t quite there. However there were still a lot of people surfing at Smiths Beach (Supertubes), and they had to cross the river to get home – its not deep, but the water creates interesting patterns. I had to cross the river to get these photographs, and left my shoes on the beach. A large wave came and washed them into the river. I had to rescue them before they went out to sea! Wherever a river is flowing into the sea there is always interesting water patterns, shapes and colours and this was no exception.

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The Margaret River Drug Aware Pro surfing contest is on at the moment. All the worlds top surfers are down there. These guys are so dedicated they go to nearby surf breaks to practise when they are not competing. These shots are of Mick Fanning at Gas Bay.

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Photographic encounter

Photographic encounter

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