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When I returned home to support my widowed mother's fight with breast cancer in 2002, I reevaluated my life's journey and direction. Read more...

7 Views of Downtown St. Petersburg

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Experience the seven views from walkabout photographer, Robert Neff as they offer unique views of St. Petersburg, Florida. The postcard set or prints make a wonderful gift for the home or office. Read more...

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Dolphin Tale Two Filming at Fort DeSoto

by Robert Neff


The first Dolphin Tale was such a huge commercial success that the sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, was just a matter of time. On 20 November, 2013, I stumbled across the movie set while walking the beach at Fort DeSoto Park, which is barrier island and wildlife refuge located near St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg, Florida.

A mechanical dolphin was lifted from the water and carried in a blue tarp up the beach to the back of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium van. I did see a big black Umbrella being held over one end of the tarp and was not sure if this was part of the set. Extras were used as beach onlookers who lined the path from the water to the van.

I watched several takes being filmed with the camera and boom mike moving overhead.

Out in the water were several boats. Pinellas County Sheriff kept both beach go-ers and boaters a safe distance from the action.

Only the Finest protection at Fort DeSoto Park for @dolphintale 2 and @WinterDolphin FYI @clearwatercnc

Water perimeter, Dolphin Tale 2 Movie set at Fort DeSoto

According to IMDB, the original Dolphin Tale was directed by Charles Martin Smith. With Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr., Nathan Gamble. A story centered on the friendship between a boy and a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap.

See all 18 images in the photo essay

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Carrying dolphin to shore! Dolphin Tale 2 Movie set at Fort DeSoto
Carrying dolphin to shore! Dolphin Tale 2 Movie set at Fort DeSoto

When the crew broke for lunch, I left and several passed me on ATVs. Movie crew breaking for lunch, Carrying dolphin to shore! Dolphin Tale 2 Movie set at Fort DeSoto


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