20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

Wild dolphins and whales have various forms of beauty. Their bodies, eyes, and way of swimming are beautiful, but I think many people are especially fascinated by the beauty of their caudal fin. Normally, we often see the caudal fin from the dorsal side, but this time I was able to see the ventral caudal fin, which was rare. A wild Indian ocean bottlenose dolphin proudly held his tail and dived.

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Date Taken: 08.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Tokyo, Japan
Copyright: © Manami Kuriyama