March 11, 2009

Mammalian Encounter


An recent encounter captured by photographer Nancy Chan in Vallejo, California. (1 photo total)

In this photo provided by Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Mavrick, a 14-month-old male Atlantic bottlenose dolphin tries to go eye to eye with Akaasha, a six-month-old female Bengal tiger at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif. on Thursday, March 5, 2009. Park animal staff strolled by the dolphin exhibit as they escorted the tiger cubs on their daily walk around the park. (AP Photo/Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Nancy Chan) (click to enlarge)


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What a strange interaction..

Posted by MJD March 11, 09 05:11 PM

That's just gone and brought a smile to my face :)

Posted by Chris Wilkes March 11, 09 06:37 PM

Does it look like the dolphin is smiling?

Posted by Bob Frankson March 12, 09 01:33 AM

i just found the idea of a tiger living at a six flags in california just heartbreaking and wrong.
but, i will admit that this is a VERY cool picture!

Posted by catt March 12, 09 09:59 PM

That is very interesting, I wonder how they reacted. I hate seeing such beautiful animals captivated though. :(

Posted by Frederik March 13, 09 07:12 AM

Haha, that's great, you cannot tell me that dolphin isn't smiling ruefully!

Posted by Mark March 14, 09 08:45 PM

The way this picture is taken, I have the feeling that the dolphins & tiger seem to talk to each other ...

Great picture !!!

Posted by Huang Di March 17, 09 02:30 PM

Simply amazing, I can't stop staring! I love your blog (the other "Big Picture" one and now this new one). Thanks for bringing all these great pictures to us! Subscribing now.

Posted by spleeness March 20, 09 11:06 AM
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