Devoted Mother

ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR

Humpback whales migrate to Tonga every year to mate, give birth and nurse their calves. This mother whale is supporting her young baby close to the surface, possibly to help it breathe as it sleeps. 

Kingdom of Tonga 

Canon EOS 5D Mk III, Canon 16Ð35mm lens f2.8 L, 1/160, f/8, ISO 320, Nauticam

by Vanessa Mignon, New South Wales