Summer is a great time to be in the Azores. Several different cetacean species arrive to the area during the warmer months and at this time we also see a lot of newborn calves. Three of my favourite species to watch and photograph at this time of the year are Atlantic spotted dolphins, striped dolphins and pilot whales.
Atlantic spotted dolphin (Stenella frontalis) mother and calf
Atlantic spotted dolphins (Stenella frontalis)
Watching Atlantic spotted dolphins
Striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba) mother and calf
Newborn short-finned pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)