Photo of the Day

July 2, 2018

Mother and Calf

A humpback whale supports her very young calf near the ocean's surface. Though smaller than blue whales, humpback calves are born already about 10 feet long and weighing up to a ton. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Lyle Krannichfeld, National Geographic Your Shot

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