Bottlenose Dolphins in Surf

Photograph by Andrew Wong

In July 2009, Photo of the Day featured images from the 2008 International Photography Contest.

Dolphins are known to jump out the back of big waves as they break against the shores. This pod of bottlenose dolphins was leisurely surfing in the waves as the offshore wind blew against the incoming waves, creating an atmosphere that was most unique and magical. At a place called Waterfall Bluff in the Transkei, South Africa.

See more from the 2008 International Photography Contest: Winners' galleries, puzzles, and wallpaper.