Dolphins out to play in Catlins

Photo: Alec Beange
Photo: Alec Beange
Dolphins frolicking in Porpoise Bay made the holidays a bit more special this year for one family in the Catlins.

Alec Beange took these photos on New Year's Day and said there had been a lot of dolphins in the area since Christmas.

While at the beach, the family spotted between 10 and 15 of the playful mammals.

Annabelle Beange from Alexandra kayaks near three dolphins. Photo: Alec Beange
Annabelle Beange from Alexandra kayaks near three dolphins. Photo: Alec Beange

"My parents bought a section at Porpoise Bay in 1970 and we have holidayed there ever since", Alec says.

"This year the dolphins seemed to be a lot more playful, coming right up to us and swimming amongst us."

A dolphin swims with June Beange, of Gisborne. Photo: Alec Beange
A dolphin swims with June Beange, of Gisborne. Photo: Alec Beange

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