Mo'orea - Allie Kelley


This image may depict a mother and baby pilot whale swimming peacefully along, however, the scene outside the frame was far more chaotic. Amidst a massive pod of almost 70 pilot whales, four oceanic white tip sharks darted in and out of the group while three humpback whales surprised us all by surfacing from a deep sleep down below. Looking in every direction, while keeping one eye on the curious sharks, the babies tiny fins caught my attention and I turned in time to capture this moment. Learning the ways of nature, the little baby was nurtured by its mother and shielded from the activity all around.

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