Swimming free in the sea,
the way they are meant to be.
There were many hundreds of Pacific white-sided dolphins in this pod, fishing cooperatively, and playing.
It is such a thrill to be amidst a massive pod of these intelligent creatures.
The ocean color differentiation you see below, is a result of the dolphins getting curious, and swimming closer to the boat to check us out.
The dolphins were joined by sea lions,
who were fishing too,
and just as curious about the humans in the boat!
Cheers to you from California’s splendidly free marine mammals~