12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Common Beauty

Photographed off the coast of Port Stephens, Australia, this was kind of a case of "who's watching who?" as a small pod of Common Dolphins joined our whale watching excursion just as we located some humpbacks! This particular one was gliding alongside the boat seeming to look up at me. "Hello dolphin!", I said, just as it leaped out of the water, almost in response.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Port Stephens, Australia
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Elizabeth Baisch