Ron LeValley was on a boat off of Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast when a pod of Pacific White-sided Dolphins appeared. Ron, of course, had his camera and took these fabulous photos.
In the photo below one of these small Dolphins was leaping ahead of the boat. "Hey, follow me!"
And these two Dolphins took a good look at Ron and the boat.
Pacific White-sided Dolphins are found in the North Pacific. They are a little bigger a man and seem to be fascinated by humans in boats. These Dolphins were severely impacted by driftnet fishing, which has since been banned early in the 1990's.
Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share these photos with you here. To see more of Ron's nature photography, here is the link to his web site: http://www.levalleyphoto.com/home/