Dolphins in Killiney Bay on the Shortest Day of the Year

It was a stunning morning down at White Rock. I went down to get my annual photo of the sunrise, but instead was very taken with, what Twitter tells me, are a pod of three dolphins who are resident in the area. I’ve never been fortunate enough to see them there before, but apparently they are often seen on a calm day. They were in very playful form. A beautiful sight to watch.

Here are some of my photos:

Dolphins playing in Killiney Bay

Lastly here are a couple of photos of the sunrise that I set out to watch:

Hope you’re having a lovely Christmas week.


41 thoughts on “Dolphins in Killiney Bay on the Shortest Day of the Year

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  3. Wonderful photos.

    A big dolphin was out swimming around the winter frostbite sailing off Dun Laoghaire a couple of weeks ago….magnificent big fellah.

  4. Three bottlenose dolphins (two adults and a little’un), they have been present in the Killiney to Greystones area since June 2010, and perhaps earlier. I would be hoping that other, passing bottlenose dolphins will join them and that the group becomes a viable pod, resident, breeding and increasing in number, establishing a small colony in the Irish Sea, where they are currently visitors only.

  5. Great Photos…really inspiring. I saw them doing their thing over summer and swam within a respectful distance of them another day…are you considering getting any of these pics printed up and framed?

  6. Just saw your pictures via the BBC website – great shots and well done. We had a dolphin visit Salthill in Galway a couple of years ago but I never managed to get pictures like yours.

  7. Saw this report on BBC Northern Ireland news website and did a Google search. Good pics, ill be bookmarking this page! keep up the good work!

  8. Congrats on these fantastic dolphin shots. I saw them in the Irish Times on Thur and just had to visit your blog. Must take a trip to Killiney, I might just be lucky enough to see them!

  9. Hi Blathnaid, after looking through these photos last week, I DREAMED about the dolphins at the weekend. Strange but true. Great job here, all the best, Olly

  10. June 2012 – Thank you Blathnaid, what amazing photos of the dolphins in Killiney Bay, most especially the first one, never saw a dolphin photo quite like it and have swam with and followed dolphins with great interest for years.

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