Bottlenose Birth

Thanks to our old pal Trey, we received a link to a Telegraph news article with some amazing photographs.   The unique moment of a Bottlenose dolphin giving birth was captured by photographer Leandro Stanzani at the in Eastern Italy.

Very few dolphin births have been successfully photographed in such astonishing detail because they usually occur at night, away from the viewing windows, and often the water clarity is poor.   But what makes this even more special is that this is the first second-generation dolphin born in captivity at Oltremare.   The mother, Blue, was also born at the aquarium in 1997.

Mother Bottlenose dolphin with newborn calf