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    Adopted by Dolphins is a photo story about scientists and co-operating divers documenting unique behavior of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin… Read More
    Adopted by Dolphins is a photo story about scientists and co-operating divers documenting unique behavior of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins by building strong trust and friendship with free-living animals in the Red Sea. Read Less
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A group of dolphins near Hurghada in the Red Sea developed such a tight connection to a group of divers, that they are never shy to express their feelings in front of the camera held by Michael Stadermann.
 
Angela Ziltener, anthropologist from Zurich, with the help of SWDF and HEPCA teams has established the Dolphin Watch project for documenting behavior of wild Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment by diving with animals.
 
Dolphins just love to be filmed: they swim in all directions but always keep an eye on the camera.
Unique types of dolphins behaviour have been documented during the Dolphin Watch project, and the team has had lots of fun.
 
Michael Stardermann is filming wild dolphins in their natural environment. Old friendship with this group allows Michael to stay close to animals and document thier behavior.
 
Some dolphins are more interested in contact with humans than others, and so sort of friendship connects every member of the team to a certain dolphin of the pod.
Dolphins love to be filmed and they like to play, but one shouldn't forget about their need for speed. Michael Stadermann can keep up with them for quite a while, much longer than average diver would be able to.
Sandra Caramelle, beautiful model and experienced diving instructor, swims with her good friend - wild Indo-Pacific Bottlenose dolphin.