Wild Dolphins in the house - Tanon Strait

Photographer Jun V Lao, Jun Lao, PaparazSea
huge pods of Dolphin's rising to the bow


I'm pretty sure most of you heard about Bais, Tanon Strait, home to 10 of the 21 cetacean species which can be found in Philippine waters and this summer, I decided to check this place out.

Instead of joining a motley crew of tourists, I rented out my own little banka and set out early in the morning, I had so much fun just observing  the Dolphins on the first day it took me another two days to attempt taking photos of them.  Below are some observations and images from my three day sojourn

Photographer, Jun Lao, Jun V Lao, PaparazSea






a. Trying to go scuba with the Dolphins in Bais is next to impossible, they will dart down a thousand feet as soon as you egress from the boat
b. Patience is a virtue, they will let you shoot under their terms and not yours. As shared, chase them and they are gone in seconds
c. Staying Calm is the most essential ingredient. Shooting marine wildlife for several years, animals can sense excitement, if they do, they respond by turning away, so goodbye nice pic...unless your into fish butts.
d.  Early mornings are best, they move closely together and in bigger groups.


Photographer Jun Lao, Jun V Lao, PaparazSea
three's a company

Photographer Jun V Lao, Jun Lao, PaparazSea
mornings at the pier
 I had a few more days to spare so I ended my adventure doing several dives in Apo Island with Scuba Ventures Dumaguete, where you get guaranteed opportunities to free dive or go scuba with sea turtles.





Photographer, Jun Lao, Jun V Lao, PaparazSea
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http://www.rappler.com/nation/83522-tanon-strait-marine-protected-area

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heres my collection from Tanon from 2010....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_rd_scott/4564024409/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_rd_scott/4564087667/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_rd_scott/4564109929/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_rd_scott/4564165209/in/photostream/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/james_rd_scott/4564165209/in/photostream/
:)

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my favorite set... stevedeneef.com/dolphins-of-the-tanon-strait-philippines

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Sic...and these were from 2010..deym awesome

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Sic...and these were from 2010..deym awesome

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