Today we are highlighting Sundance the dolphin, another adoptable dolphin from the Moray Firth in Scotland. To keep up with all the sightings updates for this population check out Charlie Phillips' blog.
Sundance (ID#105) is 20 years old this year and is a big, confident, fully grown male dolphin who is competing with other big males over territory and access to females. This is really showing in the amount of new dorsal fin and body scratches that he is picking up year on year.
Whenever Sundance arrives in the area you can really feel his “presence” such is his attitude, size and confidence. Although for years I would see him hanging out a lot with Moonlight, a lovely female, he also enjoys the company of other girls as Moonlight has another set of friends that she spends time with. He often is in the company of younger male dolphins who he has great fun with, showing them just what being a wild, free powerful dolphin is all about.
He is still the most exciting dolphin to have around – I have some great photographs of him enjoying social time with other dolphins, he has a great sense of humour and never passes up an opportunity to tease the other dolphins with a big fish or have a game of chases to prove how powerful he is. A wonderful dolphin and of the very few dolphins in this population that can make me laugh out loud at what he gets up to.