Anyone who has ever been surfing when a pod of dolphins joins in the fun knows what a magical experience it is. One thing that amazes me about these impressive animals is how big they are. The average adult California dolphin weighs between 500-650 pounds, so you’d better be nice to Flipper. He could easily kick your butt if he wants to.
Chumash legend says dolphins were originally Chumash who had fallen off a rainbow bridge between Santa Cruz Island and the mainland that was created by the Earth Goddess Hutash. The Goddess did not want these people to drown so she turned them into dolphins. The Chumash thus considered dolphins as their brothers and sisters. The moments captured in these shots had a sense of magic to them. If you’ve had a close encounter with one of these magnificent animals then you know exactly what I am talking about.