Spinner Dolphins Ogasawara Island, Tokyo, Japan

“I took this photograph of spinner dolphins in calm waters off the Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles south of Tokyo.When the sun briefly broke through the clouds, our shadow was mirrored in the water’s surface—and for a moment we were united with the dolphins and the sky.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Toshio Minami

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Submitted by The Ocean Portal Team on

Hi Elf,

They are in the open water. You can see the reflection of the boat in the water, and the caption says the photo was taken in the "Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles south of Tokyo."

Thanks for reading and commenting!

Submitted by Elf (not verified) on

Beautiful picture. Are these dolphins in the open air or inside an aquarium in Tokyo?