21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Eyes in bubbles

This photo was taken on Vava'u Island, Tonga. A big female humpback whale was very curious and swam with us for over 30 minutes. She was covered in white foam because she was always lapping at the surface of the water. Her eyes that emerged from the bubbles were very impressive.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Tonga
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © reiko takahashi