17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Humpback Whale Games

During an hour-long interaction with 3 adult Humpback whales in Mo'orea, French Polynesia, there was a moment where one whale playfully floated up to me on her back, while her companion watched from just below.

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Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Mo'orea, French Polynesia
Copyright: © Adam Martin