19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
'LICORICE' - A baby calf on the Southern Migration

It was the last trip I'd be taking for the Southern Migration as the humpback whales headed home. This little one started breaching and seemed so excited as if to show us "I can do it too". It is unusual to see whales with black underbelly in Australia so we were even more transfixed on this little one. I called it "Licorice".

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: BYRON BAY, Australia
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Sonia Friedrich