1997 Photo Contest, Nature, 1st prize

Michel Denis-Huot

01 January, 1996

A bottlenose dolphin frolics in the bow surf of a supertanker off the coast of Texas. Using their pectoral flippers to steer and stop, dolphins love to ride the waves and are very creative at finding floating toys and playmates. The dolphin population in the Gulf of Mexico is estimated at 67,000.

About the photographer

Michel Denis-Huot

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