"Show me Something Different," I ask the dolphins, directing my camera at a few sweeping by over the coral. Moms and last year's babies rise to breathe from the deep. Oh, they weren't listening, I think, but let's see what happens . . .
My guest, a mother of three rambunctious boys, and I turn from the blues to the coral garden. The dolphins gather. Groups stream in around us and form balls of turmoil; a finely tuned balance of trajectories. Lying on the surface, we hover over the center of the cyclone of dolphin bodies. My guest is in perfect poise in the hurricane of movement, in comparison to another observer scared by the proximity of large projectiles.
This event was different! The dolphins seemed to perform for our benefit, bringing their lives into rich focus before us. The Eye of the Dolphin Hurricane is a perfect storm, clear water, sunlight, shallow coral, and fifty dolphins in a mood to play.
This sequence is a splice of all the event's footage, nothing cut, in order of appearance. It has a beginning, middle, and end. If you would like to skip the buildup, go to about 3:45-5 minutes to begin.
A big thank you to all my guests, who offer me the opportunity to get out on the water most everyday! It's days like this when the dream becomes real.
Wild Dolphin Swims Hawaii