PHOTO OF THE DAY: 09.05.18
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16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Whale Dance

I love Tonga for one main reason. Whales! This year I was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time in the water with these magnificent animals. On this particular occasion we encountered a young whale who seemed fascinated by us in the water. She would swim upside down straight towards me and swoop down through my legs with her pectoral fins stretched out as if to give me a big hug.

TAGS: Dance, Humpback, Nature, Tonga, Underwater, Whale

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Member since 2018
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Photo of the Day: 09.05.18 Editors' Pick
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© Grant Thomas.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 2346
Total Favorites: 4
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2018, 2:22 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 15mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f10
ISO: ISO200
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