Readers' Best Dolphin Shots

See the winner and finalists in our photo contest

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Congrats to Matt Badolato, Our Winner!
We asked you to send us your best dolphin shots, and here are the finalists! Picking a winner was hard — this was an impressive field of entries, but Matt will take home our Marlin prize pack for this awesome photo taken offshore near Port Canaveral, Florida. Be sure to browse the rest of our entries...
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Cameron Luckey
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Javier Saca
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Jorge Alberto Beltran Salgado
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Photo by Tom Misek
Tom Misek
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Dan
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Parker Stephen
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Calvin du Plessis
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anonymous
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Gregory Maxwell
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Niels Erichsen
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Tim Hawkins
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Eric Schoenfeld
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Manuel Jose Berrocal
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Joseph Boyne
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Gregory Maxwell
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Jennifer Allegra
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Fernando Oliveira
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Sam Holmberg
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Jose Fussa
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Tom Conroy
Tom adds: We were trolling off the west coast of Costa Rica near a nice log in the water, when the left long went off. I dropped back the bait, and hooked up what I hoped was a sail. Well this fish took off like a freighttrain, and I was certain that I had a marlin on the line.10 to 15 seconds later this dolphin jumped and I could not believe that it had fought so strenuously. When we got it to the boat, we noticed the marks on both sides of the fish. On one side, there was a significant bite mark. The other side was a bit lighter. We can only guess that this was a bite mark of a marlin.
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lostsurfer013
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timbtuna
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Steve Volk
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Gabriel Goodman
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Ross Woodley
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jckranch
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Mike Walsh
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Philippe Virgili
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David Hered
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Susan
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Hunter Stingel
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Susan Stingel
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Jeff Stingel
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Brent Mead
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James Ryan
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Michael L. Grant, Esq.
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Dan Cambria
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Richard DeLizza
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Brian Yeager
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