21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
The Image of Relaxation

This was my baby’s first time at the beach. We were at a resort in Guánica, Puerto Rico and the water was so calm. There were very few people at the beach and it was just my eldest son, my baby and me. A very nice lady grabbed the floaty while I took this photograph and it just felt so serene. He was so relaxed absorbing his first time in the ocean. He fell asleep almost immediately. It was really special and perfect for a vacation site promotion. I love this photograph.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Guánica, Puerto Rico
Camera: iPhone 12
Copyright: © Maria Isabelle Pagan