Photo of the Day

March 18, 2017

Perfectly Posed

Your Shot photographer Rita Kluge encountered this humpback whale while snorkeling in Tonga. She said this is "one of the locations where they are born and nursed before heading with their mum to their new home in Antartica." The whale swam right up to her and posed just long enough for her to get the photo. 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 Rita Kluge, National Geographic Your Shot
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