By Rebecca Drew
BREATHTAKING images showing how one acrobatic spinner dolphin managed to jump exceptionally high into the sky have been captured.
The spectacular series of action packed shots show a dolphin flipping out of the water, gracefully gliding through the air and another younger marine mammal just surfacing on the water with its mother.
One mind-blowing picture depicts the different stages of a dolphin jumping and then re-entering the water.
The photographs were taken in Sri Lanka by award-winning photographer, Tony Wu, who spends his time researching and documenting rarely seen marine animals. He spends most of his time researching and arranging trips up to two years in advance and investing in new equipment to capture these unique moments.
“What makes this all worthwhile, of course, is the unique experiences I’m fortunate enough to have, and the many wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend,” he said on his website.
“To this end, I have a strong preference for going places that are remote and unexplored, as well as to areas that are not necessarily difficult to reach, but are inexplicably unknown or under-appreciated.
“In other words, I’d much rather visit non-touristy places than be stuck in a mass-market hotel surrounded by a swarm of vacationers.
“I find that I learn much more about myself, the world, and life in general this way, which is the inspiration underpinning all the images and stories I create.
“Photographs, words and video are the tools I use to communicate what I experience and observe.”
Spinner dolphins, also known as the long-snouted dolphin can leap up to nine-feet and 10-inches in the air.
They can measure between four and seven feet in length. The dolphins can be found in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean.