13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The crossing of the Humpback whale
Between July and November the humpback whales ( Megaptera novaeangliae ) these giant cetaceans come from the polar regions looking for warm waters to mate and give birth. In Nuquí , Colombia , called the nursery of whales ; these whales are born after their children are taught everything you need for the journey back to the poles. Mothers teach their children to breathe , swim , dive and jump in the water. The population of this area take good care of these animals considered sacred in its waters.
© Guillermo Ossa.
All rights reserved.
||Sept. 11, 2015, 8:37 p.m.
||Canon EOS-1D Mark III