Dolphin Play - Pine Island Sound, Florida

My trip to Florida last month has become an annual event to escape the New England winter. This winter has been one of the milder ones in recent years, but it still isn't Florida. After spending a few days in Disney World and  then Punta Gorda, we headed to Sanibel. Although I had brought my camera equipment with me, I decided that I wasn't going to take it out of the bag much. Catching up with old friends was more important and I shot primarily with my iPhone when the urge came over me.

One of my favorite things to do in Sanibel is to take a speedboat trip around the island, and for this I knew that camera equipment was coming out. Why? Because there would be dolphins following us for a portion of the trip. The boat itself is a fifty-five foot super-catamaran, and two 440 horsepower engines power it. If memory serves me right, it reaches a speed of 40 miles per hour. When the dolphins are spotted, the captain slows down and the dolphins jump in the boat's wake. It is not easy capturing them, but I was lucky to get these two in mid-leap with one of them looking directly at me. A moment worth getting the camera out for.