dolphins have always held my fascination. the beautiful, gentle creatures who glide through the water, jump with adandon and play in the waters of the ocean. so needless to say i was thrilled when we found some out on the shelling tour. our first two we found were a mommy and baby pair that we close to shore, but that i could not get a really good picture of. then we found a couple in the waterways of the islands. but when we were safely aboard our boat headed back to marco island, we found a whole group of them playing in the waters of the gulf. most of the people were fascinated, but another gal and i both had our nikon cameras at the ready and were happily snapping away. as i am sure you can guess they are hard creatures to snap a good shot of. i got a lot fins, but as this pod of four dolphins were making there way to our boat, they decided to peak their heads out for one moment and i was able to get this amazing shot. thank you my little friend. you made my day!