In the Amazon River there are two types of dolphins. Little grey ones that look like flipper, and large, crazy pink ones that look like they belong in Avatar. These funny looking fresh water mammals have long noses and blunt fins. They are shier than other dolphins and were more scared off than excited by our boat motors. But they did stay with us a while, proving very difficult to photograph. There is a legend that they come out of the water at night as attractive men who seduce women, only to return to the river in the morning as a dolphin. Many of these seduced women may become pregnant and thus, blame the dolphin man! Very convenient indeed.
|pink dolphin in Amazon (file photo)|