14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
This photograph captures a whale behaviour called "spy hopping" where whales poke their head above the water to take a look around and see what is happening above the surface. Whales have extremely good vision and so I have always found this behaviour intriguing and I wonder what they are thinking when they are "people watching" in this way. To me this is such a special moment where I can't help but feel that on some level we are bridging the gap between land and sea.
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||Nov. 30, 2016, 7:38 a.m.