Photo of the Day

January 23, 2019

Curious Calf

Your Shot photographer Leighton Lum encountered this young humpback whale while diving in Tonga. "It was amazing to see this wild animal so free and playful without a care in the world!" he remembers. "We spent over an hour with this curious calf and she even followed us back to the boat wanting to play some more." 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 Leighton Lum, National Geographic Your Shot
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