13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Take a Deep Breath

Dolphins spend most of their lives holding their breath. When a dolphin dives, it makes a short breath out, and then, without pausing, an even smaller breath in. The entire procedure takes less than one second. And the animal manages to replace around 80% of air in its lungs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Russia
Camera: NIKON D3S
Copyright: © Viktor Lyagushkin