Fuck the ocean. I’M A BIRD – reddit repost
what you don't see is the dolphin going (╯°□°）╯
It is a type of Manta Ray, probably Smoothtail mobula, and this type of behavior is known as breaching. It is not yet fully known why they do this, but theories suggest its a form of communication, play or an attempt at finding a mate. More info on this species here Edit: They be Eagle Rays, not Manta. Thanks 'Satanspublicdefender' for the correction. However, they are in the same family as Manta's.
Damn. I came here in hopes of finding a badass explanation why they do this.
OK – in that case, it's a vestigial behaviour left over from ancestors who used to hunt pterosaurs.
Yes, that's exactly the sound the pterosaurs made.
i just imagine it shouting "FREEEEEEEEDOM, Oh shi…"
"My god…it's all full of clouds…"