20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Humpback whale calf

French Polinesia, Moorea. Portrait of a humpback whale calf entering the water after surfacing to take a breath. If approached very slowly and having as a top priority respect for the whales, they can build enough confidence and trust in us thus allowing them to como very close and spend some amazing time together.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: French Polynesia
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Christian Vizl