During a daily cruise alongside the National Marine park of Alonnisos island we see a lot of dolphins that follow our ship pop up from the sea alone or of groups of 3-4,the sight was magnificent and all the visitors enjoy the presentation of the dolphins there.
The National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades
The National Marine Park of Alonnisos Northern Sporades
was the first designated Marine Park in the country and is currently the largest marine protected area in Europe (approximately 2.260 Km2 ). Besides the sea area, the Park includes Alonnisos, six smaller islands (Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Gioura, Psathura, Piperi and Skantzoura), as well as 22 uninhabited islets and rocky outcrops.
After a long period of population decline due to emigration, the population has shown stabilisation in recent decades with a small steady increase, now reaching 3.000 inhabitants during the winter period. The main occupations are fishing, raising livestock and agriculture. The tourism industry has flourished in recent years. The declaration of the area as a National Park is expected to contribute to the area’s mild and sustainable development by creating new opportunities for employment in parallel with support of traditional occupations.
The area is of scientific, educational and culture interest, as a result of discoveries of both archaeological and historical monuments on the island, dating from the prehistoric, classical and Byzantine periods (caves, shipwrecks, old monasteries and churches). In areas where approaching is permitted, visitors can partake in swimming, snorkelling, observation of the sea bed and wildlife, amateur photography and filming, visit to cultural monuments, walking etc. There are special restrictions regarding amateur fishing.
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mohammad_H (9344) 2012-06-27 22:30
جذاب و قشنگ با رنگ زیبای ابی.دلفین بازیگوش و با استعداد
نمای بسیار تماشایی و با مدیریت در نور
Attractive and beautiful with a beautiful blue color. Dolphins playful and talented
Spectacular view and in light of management
pajaran (52062) 2012-06-27 22:32
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o nacionalnom parku, sa datim podacima ...
Delfin, veliki lovac i dobar prijatelj sa covekom ...
Dobar snimak i prikaz, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Kod nas su velike vrucine.
Very interesting and good article about the national park, with the given data ...
Delfin, a great hunter and a good friend with a man ...
Good recording and display, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best.
Here are the high heat.
siudzi (33581) 2012-06-27 22:45
Wow! What a superb shot captured with great timing and quality! Truly cute and cool image. Love it.
Have a nice day!
maxifred (0) 2012-06-27 23:17
A wonderful moment you have enjoyed there!...
There seems to be some kind of complicity between you and the dolfin..great!
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-06-27 23:21
You surprised it very well dolphin. You have well captured the dynamics of the dolphine coming out from the beautiful blue water. Excellent colors and DoF. Well done.
Have a nice day,
papagolf21 (86172) 2012-06-28 0:16
Bonjour, cher ami Danos,
La prise de vue est excellente. Les détails ressortent à merveille.
Cela fait rêver !
Un cadrage efficace et fort bien rendu.
baddori (19711) 2012-06-28 0:17
Una cattura perfetta in ambiente naturale .
Foto preziosa e per moltissimi impossibile.
Una galleria sempre più vasta ed importante.
ourania (31029) 2012-06-28 0:18
αυτή είναι μια μαγική στιγμή, ένα μοναδικό θέαμα, γεμάτο δυναμισμό και χάρη. Έχω δει δελφίνια από κοντά στη θάλασσα και ξέρω τον ενθουσιαμό που προκάλεί η θέα και η παρέα τους. Αποτύπωσες την αποφασιστική στιγμή με εκπληκτική ευκρίνεια, φως και χρώματα. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ πολύ!
Να είσαι καλά, να έχεις μια όμορφη μέρα,
Didi (56889) 2012-06-28 0:31
Good decisive moment; lovely scene.
Very good catch
dkmurphys (49292) 2012-06-28 1:21
Lovely dynamic scene. One of the most beautiful creatures of nature. Well taken, enjoy a fine day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-06-28 2:00
What spectcale natural, extraordinary! The photo is beautiful, and peaceful. The light, colors and sharpness are exemplary. Bravo.
Have a nice day
bayno (18342) 2012-06-28 2:25
great shot, I also like the bubbles that come out of his back, one of my favorite animals, a great sensibility and intelligence, good quality and perfect exposure with hight time of shut...
have a good day...
Budapestman (82620) 2012-06-28 2:28
a beautiful portrait with attractive composition and very nice framing, the colours and lights are amazing. Fascinating photo work, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
geoant68 (331) 2012-06-28 2:35
όμορφη και δυναμική η σκηνή με την ανάδυση του φιλικού δελφινιού στο θαλλασσιο πάρκο της Αλοννήσου να καλωσορίζει τους επισκέπτες του.Η στιγμή της λήψης είναι μοναδική με την ποότητα της φωτογραφάις να είναι για καρτ ποσταλ,
josepmarin (57791) 2012-06-28 2:39
it is a nice scene, full of vitality, in which you caught this dolphin that was swimming friendly next to your ship, and the fantastic graphical effect of the air bubbles created by his breathing.
It was not an easy photo, indeed, but you did a great work, obtaining a very dynamic and attractive photo, with a good light and a few beautiful colors.
A beautiful work, my friend.
ChrisJ (97920) 2012-06-28 2:57
A nice 'clean' shot with clear water, good tonal range & density & a superb minimalist composition with no distractions. Excellent sharpness & color saturation. I like the wide angled panoramic crop & the slight tilt of the dolphin provides good dynamism. The row of bubbles adds interest too. Tfs!
janraiski (558) 2012-06-28 3:04
dynamic and but so peaceful, nice colors, sharpness.
jmdias (55415) 2012-06-28 3:13
very nice sense of opportunity to get this image in the exact moment. excellent sharpness, the magic of the moment and the beauty of freedon and the life is well shown here. TFS.
lousat (76910) 2012-06-28 3:48
Hi Danos,great capture from this marine park,need great timing to take a perfect position like this,spectacular pic whit the best detaisls and colors,perfect for treknature too..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Miguel82 (23367) 2012-06-28 5:01
A wonderful wildlife capture!
Sharp picture and excellent colors
jacquest (18667) 2012-06-28 5:34
This is a very well framed image if this dolphin with sharp details on the nose which is coming out of the water. I like this plume of bubbles over it's body.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-06-28 7:04
Από τα ομορφότερα και ωραιότερα θηλαστικά του κόσμου. Έχεις συλλάβει την εικόνα στην καταλληλότερη στιγμή με το δελφίνι να βγάζει τον αέρα απο τον φυσητήρα και δημιουργεί ένα υπέροχο εφέ. Η καθαρότητα και η ευκρίνεια μαζι με τις λεπτομέρειες είναι απλά καταπληκτικά.
sabermonajati (9537) 2012-06-28 7:21
amazing moment and style you captured.
kato (11630) 2012-06-28 7:27
You're capturing well this swimming Dolphin perfectly, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Dolphin with lovely and beautiful shape. This is harmonized well with blue sea. And, it's impressive in a thing like the bubble which has come out of the back, too.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (57210) 2012-06-28 7:45
This is most amazing sight, and well taken the moment.
I like this super-natural sea-animal, and every photo about is charming.
You manged a stunning image. The bubbles are outstanding.
ciakgiak (30411) 2012-06-28 7:49
Quale meravigliosa immagine! Adoro i delfini, ed in questo caso sei stato abilissimo nel catturarne uno tra quelli che vi seguivano, la foto è molto bella e di gran qualità.
Un caro saluto
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-28 7:55
this is a great nature image, I like the picture, the details are excellent including the water effect, nice job,
bona (12572) 2012-06-28 7:56
fantastic phot of this dolphin. Never saw one so close (only in photos), it seems a unique moment.
Beautiful blue sea and details of the mammal incluind the air bubles.
marina7 (8055) 2012-06-28 8:42
such a beautiful creature, your capture is great. Love the navy color of the water, great contrast with the white bubbles.
eldancer1 (27891) 2012-06-28 9:11
Wow! Great timing and capture of this beautiful creature of the sea! I think they are the most intellegent sea animal even more intellegent than some people I know. LOL Love the air bubbles. Good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. WEll done, tfs.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-06-28 10:46
This is a great dolphin action shot, you did a great job.
Nice color and lighting with a good note.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-06-28 14:07
splendida la definizione e il taglio lungo dell'inquadratura che segue il delfino.
Grande la qualità dell'immagine,
abmdsudi (43530) 2012-06-28 16:26
Excellent close up and slim cropped - lovely detail and I love this gentle and intelligent creature, such a cracker superbly timed shot in rich colors. The rippled movements in the water makes it dynamic. I very much like how beatiful the contrast is to deep blue. Great simple shot. Well done
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-29 4:28
Wow nice shot.Great details and good colors.
Have a nice day.
pierrefonds (56987) 2012-06-29 5:12
The tight frame is putting the dolphin in evidence. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the dolphin. The good luminosity is briging out the colors. Have a nice day.
Fis2 (85515) 2012-06-29 5:32
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
I like it.
HAve a nice afternoon
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-29 10:40
Perfect timing and with superior clarity showing one of the animals I trust more than man. Very artistic and presented perfectly with natural colors and lighting. Beautiful POV Danos, have a great weekend!!
TFS........Your Friend from California.....Buddy
serp2000 (39998) 2012-06-29 11:46
Wow! Great timing shot, Danos. Excellent capture of the moment, perfect quality. Let me add my compliments to your tip box. TFS!
bukitgolfb301 (35938) 2012-06-29 17:42
Hi dear Danos, how are you?
Another great nature image.
Perfect moment you catch at yhe best timing.
Clear and sharp image as ususal.
Best framework and composition as ususal.
Thanks for your sharing with nice shot and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
Graal (97485) 2012-06-30 1:06
good shot. Fine caught dynamic moment. Amazing effect. Well quality of picture. I like it.
Have a nice WE.
jemaflor (84707) 2012-06-30 2:44
Congratulations ! Great shot with this incredible water effect, excellent sharpness and light, tfs.
lgir (6891) 2012-06-30 8:45
what purity in this picture!
The colors, the sharpness of the image and the time chosen.
I really like, this is superbly realized.
clic (14916) 2012-06-30 8:57
Geia sou Danos
That is a piece of art captured without any disturbing reflexions showing the minute details through water of this "anatomy lesson" conveyed by a full-frame sensor!!
Touching scenery indeed!
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-06-30 13:37
beautiful portrait of a dolphin.I bet it wasn´t easy to capture him,but the outcome of your work is outstanding.The image has superb clarity and sharpness as well as nice,vibrant colors.Beautiful animal and great work of you.
Have a nice weekend
kordinator (17578) 2012-07-01 1:10
Fantastic photos,I like a lot colors and sharpness.
Wery interesting and original photowork.
Dolphin is amazing.
Best wishes my friend
Cricri (106327) 2012-07-01 11:47
Magnifique image du dauphin, prise au bon moment et choix du format, je garde un beau souvenir du Mexique d'avoir nagée avec les Dauphins
adramad (38039) 2012-07-02 15:47
That beautiful image and well, you got to this dolphin is an animal and delicious in this picture, it looks like you smile.
Ideally the water aspect the effect of motion. A crisp and light to admire this magnificent work.
Angshu (55669) 2012-07-02 22:07
A beautiful image of the dolphin. The clarity of the image is excellent & the pano format works well. Like the trail of bubbles left from the the snout. Lovely take!
mesutilgim (84330) 2012-07-02 23:43
Hello dear Danos,
We also had a similar neighbour yesterday on our trip from Knidos towards Symi ! But I was not as quick as she, to get my camera ready.
Here you've really captured with perfect timing.
TFS and best regards
delpeoples (53009) 2012-07-03 2:13
Kalimera dear Danos
What a beautiful scene. The blue water and the white bubbles are magnificent and I like the diagonal line the dolphin makes within the frame. A decisive moment, superbly photographed.
raszid62 (18583) 2012-07-03 19:10
Αγαπώ τα δελφίνια άμεσα. Αυτό είναι ίσως το πιο φιλικό και ευφυή ζώα στη Γη. Όμορφη πανοραμική φωτογραφία ενός δελφινιού στο βαθύ μπλε νερό, αυτό το στυλό είναι μεγάλη κονσέρβα από τον αφρό της θάλασσας.
shevchenko (19279) 2012-07-04 2:30
Good capture to a dolphin that moving up to the water surface, nice blue background and bubble that add extra effect to the view, distinct photo, good shoot.
ruisc_pt (10744) 2012-07-04 4:28
Very impressive sharpness and deepness.
jaywalker (16099) 2012-07-04 11:35
Hi Danos, A gorgeous Dolphine & a good tight crop, perfect timing on the bubbles, I love it, kind regards Wilson.
mkamionka (30618) 2012-07-04 12:23
amazing capture, I really admire the incredible sharpness here. I have tried several times to photograph dolphins and I have never done it fast enough. It is so difficult and you did a fantastic job! Excellent work!!!
macjake (56582) 2012-07-04 12:28
This is one of those photos that must be enlarged in the gallery to be fully appreciated.
the photo is very clear, sharp, and well contrasted.
good moment captured too, with the water coming out of the blow hole.
cool looking scene.
jhm (139214) 2012-07-05 4:00
What a super moment that you took this image with the air bubbles.
This is splendid done, perfect image.
Nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
adores (37069) 2012-07-06 16:52
A very good capture! The moment was perfect and the quality is very good also - good focus, colours and a very clear image! Well done!
UlfE (14641) 2012-07-07 22:24
What a timing! A very unusul dolphin photo. Also very sharp. Capturing animals in motion is not always easy. Beautiful colours and excellent format. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
gunbud (34066) 2012-07-10 15:25
Magnificent nature shot with the powerful bubbles seen so neatly clinging to the surface of the wonderfully blue ocean.
The slightly distorted view of the beautiful mammal is truly beautiful.
nikkitta (14852) 2012-07-11 20:08
What a surprise,a dolphin going up trough the very blue waters, you take the photo at this very moment
Cute and lovely capture
Congrats and TFS
Skid_Row (98) 2012-07-13 0:56
Hi Danos friend.
Nice work and great
moment of recording.
Beautiful colors and sharpness.
Greetings from Serbia.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-07-13 5:52
Registration is very beautiful. Lighting and composition are very good. Very beautiful
aliabazari (15437) 2012-07-13 11:01
Γεια σας Danos
Πολύ όμορφη ρεκόρ. Εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια και την έκθεση. Πολύ καλά κάνει.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-07-13 11:27
Ola Danos ,
Linda composição com este golfinho , bom momento com a bolhas de ar da respiração dele , muito bons os detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
VarthDader (403) 2012-07-13 11:56
You have captured the features of the dolphin with amazing clarity despite it being underwater. The deep blue colour of the ocean and the wake left by the dolphin's fin are just magical.
Glint (6167) 2012-07-17 1:28
wow! beautiful photo of a beautiful creature. I have never seen this for myself and would love to have been there. But your photogrpah is a welcome substitute until I have the chance.Nicely framed on a dynamic diagonal line.I like the bubbles of water thta look like a mane along its head and back.
siolaw (38278) 2012-07-17 3:51
Geia sou Dano
I like the smooth and silky texture of both the water surface and the dolphin's skin. Good tight frame and impeccable sharpness and colour.
wolf38 (31280) 2012-07-17 11:11
Hello Danos. My compliments for this great photo. I think not every day you have the good fortune to see a dolphin up close and photograph. Good colors, best technical quality. Rgds, Wolfgang.
plimrn (21344) 2012-07-22 6:37
I think this is the best dolphin shot I've seen. The sharpness and clarity is simply amazing and the very tight framing is perfect. As always, the note is interesting and informative.
I've seen a lot of dolphins from many different boats and I am in awe of this composition.
Robert1969 (7026) 2012-07-24 7:41
I think that it isnot easy to photograph
dolphins from a boat, so my compliments
for this very nice result. Also nice is
the crop up and below the picture, that
makes the picture extra wide.
kennyblack (4207) 2012-07-25 6:25
How lucky you had to take a picture so close and bright to my favorite animal .... dolphin. Pictures of great quality and great color, thanks of the 'great shooting and sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice time ... Marin
Morteza_E (879) 2012-07-26 23:51
Hello dear friend.
Very beautiful record. With good lighting and excellent composition. Very well.
Waylim (25350) 2012-07-31 22:42
This is so nice, what a pleasure to see this wonderful creature so close. Excellent photo with great sharpness, not easy as the dolphin are very agile and move so fast. Love the deep blue of the water and the sparkling of the light reflecting on the ink blue sea water.
Noel_Byrne (24269) 2012-08-25 8:23
An amazing capture of one of the most amazing creatures, and I am amazed at how you caught this so crystal clear. Beautiful creature and beautiful image, and a very informative note, again, thank you.
fritzi007 (5382) 2012-09-18 23:54
wirklich eine schöne Darstellung
maloutim (9637) 2012-09-30 12:23
What a capture ! I wonder how he produces these bubbles. They just look like crystal pearls on his back. The texture, contrast in colours and sharpness are magnificent.
I also like the way you can feel the movement of the animal.
livermore (1629) 2012-10-01 4:21
Quelle belle photo. C'est poetique, reposant, le rendu est excellent. Les bulles d air renforce le contraste avec le bleu et apportent une touche de dynamique sur un cliché qui inspire avant tout le calme et la sérénité.
girni (344) 2012-11-13 11:50
hommage à cet animal touchant !
quel superbe moment pour cette prise de vue !
d'un plus bel effet ces bulles sur le dos ;
knips (172) 2012-11-26 13:31
What a beautiful picture of a beautiful animal. That was the exactly best moment to take the picture with all the bubbles emerging from its blowhole.
Thanks for sharing.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-02-25 22:06
Εξαιρετικό το Θαλάσσιο Πάρκο στην όμορφη Αλόνησο και φυσικά μια μοναδική φωτογραφία σου!
Εντυπωσιακή και φυσική φωτογραφία!
καλημέρα ολη μέρα,
fabbs99 (16167) 2013-09-01 22:33
Great shot of the dolphin.Superb pov and exposure.Amazing sharpness and perfect light.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
NorthernLight (2307) 2013-12-11 1:25
a great snapshot! The deep blue I like very much.
All the best
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (86715)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/750 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Skiathos-Skopelos-Alonisos
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-27 22:27
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