Dolphins diving in and out of the water Monday afternoon at Fish Hoek in the Western Cape, South Africa, were having such a good time – putting on a spectacular display – that one of them unfortunately beached itself. NIGEL RILEY captured the action…

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“It is not often one sees this, let alone captures it,” says Nigel.

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“The dolphins enjoyed themselves so much that one of them found itself stranded.

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“The quick thinking of the local trek fishermen successfully returned it back.” The fishermen ran in with their clothes on to assist the dolphin.

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“The dolphin had jumped so close to the shore that it could not work itself back out on its own, thus the fishermen came to its rescue,” says Nigel.

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Thanks to their efforts, the dolphin was finally able to head back out to the deep blue ocean…

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