Imagine paddleboarding alongside a pod of “surfing” dolphins.
Thanks to the ubiquity of waterproof cameras, stand-up paddleboards, and, of course, social media, we now regularly see exciting wildlife footage.
But Nikolas Pattantyus’ footage is unique in that, on his paddleboard — elevated just inches from the ocean — he is fully immersed in the marine mammal domain.
Last month off Cape May County, he captured footage of a dolphin pod enjoy the surf.
“This was quite the sunrise surf session. I actually met this pod in Stone Harbor while it was still dark and had to wait until I got to Wildwood before it was light enough to start filming but they were putting on quite the show. Filmed the morning of 9/8/16 between Stone Harbor Point and North Wildwood,” he wrote on Vimeo about his experience.
Enjoy the video.