View Full Version : Amazing images of giant, bubblegum pink dolphins

04-23-10, 10:42 AM
The Amazon river dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin endemic to the Orinoco, Amazon and Araguaia/Tocantins river systems. It has been listed as endangered due to pollution, over fishing, excessive boat trafficking and habitat loss. The brain of the river dolphin is 40 per cent larger than a human brain

Captured on film over a total of three weeks by Seattle based photographer Kevin Shafer, the dolphins distinctive pink colouring develops with age and is exaggerated by the red silty Amazonian water

04-23-10, 10:43 AM
Mystery: In a traditional Amazon River folklore, at night an Amazon river dolphin becomes a handsome young man who seduces girls, impregnates them, then returns to the river in the morning to become an Amazon river dolphin again

The Amazon river dolphin has about 100 peg-like front teeth for catching prey and it mainly eats crustaceans, crabs, small turtles, catfish, piranhas, and other fish


04-23-10, 03:35 PM
Great shots never have seen these before. Thanks for taking the time to post them.