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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Playing With the Wave

A baby humpback whale rolls and plays in the waters of Tonga. His energy was infinite. It was an unforgettable beauty.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 16th Annual Photo Contest. See all 60 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Tonga
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © reiko takahashi
Awards
Photo of the Day: 03.05.19
Editor's Pick
Finalist