Another one from Ireland
Who is the most popular resident of Dingle Town – well the one who spends all of his time in the water of course.
Fungie is a mature male bottlenose dolphin who has been resident in Dingle since early 1984. He is currently the longest standing, friendly solitary dolphin, known across the world.
He was first noticed as a lone dolphin escorting the town's fishing boats to and from the harbour. Not so long after the dolphin was first seen he was recorded as a "permanent" resident of the entrance channel and became the self-appointed "pilot" of the fleet. "Fungie", as he was christened by local fishermen -- is a fully grown, male bottlenose, Tursiops Truncatus.
"Fungie" is Ireland's first recorded occurrence of a wild dolphin who seems to prefer human company. During the summer months "Fungie" is often seen after the fish in the harbour. People travel far and wide to see him, swim and play with him and he has become an icon for people seeking what they consider to be the therapeutic power that contact with him carries.
My photograph shows the façade of a shop in the town who are well down the line of exploiting public knowledge of Dingle’ favourite resident.
Visit here to se why Fungie will be forever a friend of Dingle – nice story!
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bantonbuju (51763) 2005-05-06 3:32
hi kev, there is a theme about funny windows here on te, must find it and link this pic with the theme;
well seen, and unusual colour of facade (at least for non-moroccan style);
plus an interesting note, too;
Have a nice day, jerzy
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-05-06 5:04
Very nice photo. Good compo. And I like the frame. Good Job.
mineelci (1535) 2005-05-06 5:15
this is very interesting. I like the idea :)
nerve (10231) 2005-05-06 6:23
This is a quite interesting note for me Kev, and its a very good shot..Composition-wise its simply beautiful and also great colours..
smartins (1967) 2005-05-07 7:44
I just love this composition (dolphin is my favourite animal)
I like the colors and the details. Great work ;)
TFS and take care,
anil-ahuja (327) 2005-05-09 23:35
This is a very interesting detail you have managed to capture. And its delightful to read an informative and well written note.
Thanks for sharing.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-05-10 8:16
Nice photo, good colours and well composed.
lebjohnson (609) 2005-12-05 19:13
I love this! Beautiful color, nice composition, and it's funny.
- Copyright: Kev Ryan (KevRyan) (22952)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-08-00
- Categories: Humorous
- Camera: Canon EOS 10D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A shot to remember., Your Favourites, when i dream i see art [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-06 3:29
- Favorites: 1 [view]