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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
What a surprise!

Friends paddled their Polynesian canoe - for the first time in modern history - and, suddenly, a humpback whale appears. I had the right time to take the photo and the whale went on its way. And the rowers certainly witnessed one of the greatest meetings of their lives. Luckily, I was there watching.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Joao Barbosa