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17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Catch me, mom!

This photo was taken in Vava'u, Tonga this year. It seems that the mother whale spreads both hands and catches the calf. Under the mother, a male called an escort watches the mom and calf. This year, I was able to see this affectionate mom and small calf contact many times.

TAGS: Tonga

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Kitakami, Japan
Member since 2017
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© reiko takahashi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2019
Total Views: 177
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 23, 2019, 4:01 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f8
ISO: ISO1250
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