Telegraph---These are the stunning pictures of a rare pink bottlenose dolphin spotted swimming in a Louisiana lake.
The mammal was pictured by local charter boat captain Erik Rue, who has been studying the dolphin since it first surfaced in Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary, north of the Gulf of Mexico in Southwestern USA.
Since it was spotted with its pod of normal coloured dolphins last year the animal has been wowing visitors on the lake.
Capt Rue, 42, originally saw the dolphin, which also has reddish eyes, swimming with a pod of four other dolphins, with one appearing to be its mother which never left its side.
This is pretty cool never seen a pink animal before. How bad will it suck if this dolphin is a male.