Dolphins and Seals in Llandudno, North Wales

Dolphins, North Side of the Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales

On the 27th June 2010 I was up early (4am!) to try and get a nice sunrise photo of Llandudno bay, this did not happen due to low fog/mist out at sea. However on my way around the Great Orme I spotted something in the water I pulled over. Camera in hand climbed down the Orme until I got to a cliff face (I did not fancy going anywhere near so stopped at this point). Then it was a waiting game the Dolphins were still some way down and my lens was at maximum zoom. I had never heard a dolphin before, but as I scanned the sea below I was surprised to realise that they sound just like a whale, as they came out of the water they blow water from their blow hole which I had never really given much thought to before. After taking some shots I sat back and just watched, I must have sat there for a good half an hour just watching them without squinting through the eyepiece on my camera!

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Seals photographed in Angel Bay

Also in the gallery are some photos of same photos of seals and their cub in Angel Bay, Little Orme, Llandudno. Photos were taken 09/1/2009 from a distance using a telephoto lens to ensure seals were not disturbed in any way. (I highlight this as since taking these images there is now a sign warning not to go down to the beach if there are seal pups about)