Suriname: Commewinje River – Guiana Dolphins

Add another dolphin species to the roster – Guiana Dolphin (Sotalia guianensis). Near Paramaribo in Suriname, two large rivers, Suriname and Commewinje come together bringing muddy tannin water from the continent toward the open Atlantic Ocean. These playful pink-bellied dolphins congregate before sunset and feed, jumping, splashing, playing. They don’t follow or approach boats so they are hard to photograph but I still managed a few shots. These are somewhat similar to bottlenose dolphins, but smaller and have pink bellies.