October 9, 2019
While we were at the Corpus Christi Aquarium on our January vacation, we decided to watch the dolphin show. It was under the very large pool onsite; when they aren’t in the much larger penned in area in the Gulf. The children that were there were absolutely enthralled. I’m not a huge fan of dolphins in captivity, but we were there, so we watched the show. This is an iPhone photo of the trainer/educator that was an employee of the Aquarium. I thought it turned out to be a pretty good story-telling shot.
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” ~Loren Eiseley
Thank you for your comments and critiques, always appreciated.
Linda this is a wonderful story telling capture; the dolphin almost looks as if he's talking. My heart goes out to all animals in captivity & also to all animals in the wild that are killed for a tusk or used for medicinal purposes. I guess when I think of it in those terms, the animals in the wild have a lot at risk, their life.
I agree completely, both about the shot, and about the dubious nature (from the point of view of the animals) of training dolphins or orcas or other marine mammals to perform for humans, or keeping healthy individuals, that could survive in the wild, imprisoned.