20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Wrapped in love

The safest and most secure place for a baby dolphin is under its mother's belly. A baby swimming wrapped in mother's love looked very happy, so I gently shot it from a little distance. Wild animals can be very sensitive at times, but when I'm quiet, mother feels at ease and lets me see things as they really are.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Tokyo, Japan
Copyright: © Manami Kuriyama