earthandanimals

nubbsgalore:

photos of dolphins and humans sharing some waves. like us, dolphins seem to take great pleasure in hitching a ride on a wave, which they will jump from just before it crashes into shore. the dolphins will then swim back into the open water to catch another wave, which they will ride back to shore at great speeds. the activity, it is believed, stems from coasting in their mothers’ slipstreams as young free riders. 

photos by (click pic) k.c. alfredshane smith, daniel munoz, john pauling, john dvorak, graham nixon and matt hutton