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Acrobatic spinner dolphin flips out of the water in breathtaking photograph

Acrobatic spinner dolphin flips out of the water and gracefully glides through the air in breathtaking photograph

  • Award-winning photographer Tony Wu took the incredible images while on a marine life trip in Sri Lanka
  • In the pictures the dolphins can be seen leaping above the water and swimming together in small groups 
  • Spinner dolphins, also known as the long-snouted dolphin, can leap up to nine-feet and 10-inches in the air 

Breathtaking images showing how one acrobatic spinner dolphin managed to jump exceptionally high into the sky have been captured.

The spectacular series of action packed shots show a dolphin flipping out of the water, gracefully gliding through the air and another younger marine mammal just surfacing on the water with its mother. 

The photographs were taken in Sri Lanka by award-winning photographer, Tony Wu, who spends his time researching and documenting rarely seen marine animals. He spends most of his time researching and arranging trips up to two years in advance and investing in new equipment to capture these unique moments.

‘What makes this all worthwhile, of course, is the unique experiences I’m fortunate enough to have, and the many wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet and befriend,’ he said on his website. 

Spinner dolphins, also known as the long-snouted dolphin, can leap up to nine-feet and 10-inches in the air. 

In the pictures the athletic spinner dolphin can be seen leaping several feet out of the water and doing an acrobatic flip in mid-air

The remarkable pictures were taken by photographer Tony Wu who travelled to the seas off the coast of Sri Lanka to capture the dolphins in their undisturbed habitat

The remarkable pictures were taken by photographer Tony Wu who travelled to the seas off the coast of Sri Lanka to capture the dolphins in their undisturbed habitat

Spinner dolphins, also known as the long-snouted dolphin, can leap up to nine-feet and 10-inches in the air when they are fully grown

Spinner dolphins, also known as the long-snouted dolphin, can leap up to nine-feet and 10-inches in the air when they are fully grown

Another of the creatures could be seen flipping over backwards through the water as it kicked up an enormous amount of spray

Another of the creatures could be seen flipping over backwards through the water as it kicked up an enormous amount of spray

A baby dolphin was also pictured swimming through the water with its mother and leaping above the surface of the water

A baby dolphin was also pictured swimming through the water with its mother and leaping above the surface of the water

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