San Diego County, California, US
Sailing offshore Baja Mexico we dropped the camera off the bow. Looks like bottle nose dolphin but I'm not sure. Good photos for you that do know dolphins.
We had large pods, sometimes bow-riding, with us at various times during this Alvaro's Adventures pelagic
This pod of 4 individuals were enroute to some area deeper in the fjord. Beautiful day with numerous small fishing boats nearby. Also, 3 other orca pods in general area.
At the opening of this fjord, Aialik Bay, there were 3-4 pods of Orcas swimming through...with about 4 individuals in each pod. Most had some little ones along.
What a day! First saw this group of orcas from a far distance killing a dolphin. After they ate it, they felt frisky, and baby orca (main photo) breached twice and did lots of tail slaps. One of the young males did a back jump (see upside down photo). This activity annoyed a humpback whale, who came over and tried to chase away the orcas with loud trumpeting sounds. However, baby orca was still feeling frisky so porpoised next to the humpback for several minutes - there's one photo where the humpback's fin is visible in the foreground.
Oceanic dolphins are members of the cetacean family Delphinidae. These marine mammals are related to whales and porpoises. They are found worldwide, mostly in the shallower seas of the continental shelves. As the name implies, these dolphins tend to be found in the open seas, unlike the river dolphins, although a few species such as the Irrawaddy dolphin are coastal or riverine.