Our recent wildlife tour and birding trip to the island of Tenerife in the Canaries proved to be a wonderful experience. A day was spent with my good friends Manolo and Juan Pedro on board the Nashira Uno based in Puerto Santiago below the spectacular Los Gigantes cliffs. Setting off towards the island of La Gomera we soon came across a group of Short-finned Pilot Whales getting some great views right under the bow. Leaving them in peace we then headed north to look for dolphins and were accompanied by another good friend of mine Jose Manuel in the Gladiator also based in Puerto Santiago. It didn’t take long to locate a large group and this youngster took a particular interest in the boat.

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Tursiops truncatus, Bottle-nosed dolphin, Delfín Mular (Photo courtesy of David Bowyer, Aragon Birding)