20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Southern Right Whales

This photo depicts a mother southern right whale swimming with its calf, shot while snorkeling in Argentinian Patagonia under government permit. Southern right whales travel to this bay to give birth, and they nurse their young here until they are strong enough to migrate to their summer feeding grounds further south.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Argentina
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Kat Zhou