• In this chapter you'll find more photos and short stories about my encounters with dolphins
  • Choose from the menu on the left or click on the highlighted links in the text to go to related pages on dolphins and whales


Wild dolphins with 'names' are (up to a certain point) called 'ambassador dolphins', because they choose to come close to humans - or at least not shy away from them. They are however always free to go, go out fishing, jumping or having fun with boats or snorkellers.

In 2009 I wrote an article on ambassadors dolphins which was published in the magazine 'Onderwatersport' by diving-organization NOB. Click here if you'd like to see the PDF of this article.


Below are some more pictures of the above mentioned solitary dolphins.

Dolphy, wild bottlenosed dolphin
off Collioure, France

'Toto', wild female bottlenosed dolphin
off Tholen, The Netherlands

Martijn de Jonge 'Wesley', wild common dolphin (Delphinus delphis)
in the Westerschelde, Netherlands


Go to the pages of dolphins in human care for more pictures like this one


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