Top Shot: A Whale of a Close Encounter | Photograph by Jay Boyle (@jayfrancisboyle) . “Despite being a marine biologist, this was my first encounter with whales, and it was truly magical,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jay Boyle. “This was shot in 1 of 3 tropical fjords in the entire world; the Gulfe Dulce, on the world famous Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This small peninsula holds so much beauty. In fact, 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity can be found here! It was a glorious Saturday morning and the whales were out in strong numbers, including many mothers with their calves teaching them to breach which I managed to capture here.” — Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account. @natgeoyourshot natgeoyourshot National Geographic Your Shot

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  • Top Shot: A Whale of a Close Encounter | Photograph by Jay Boyle (@jayfrancisboyle) . “Despite being a marine biologist, this was my first encounter with whales, and it was truly magical,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jay Boyle. “This was shot in 1 of 3 tropical fjords in the entire world; the Gulfe Dulce, on the world famous Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This small peninsula holds so much beauty. In fact, 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity can be found here! It was a glorious Saturday morning and the whales were out in strong numbers, including many mothers with their calves teaching them to breach which I managed to capture here.” — Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.
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“Despite being a marine biologist, this was my first encounter with whales, and it was truly magical,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jay Boyle. “This was shot in 1 of 3 tropical fjords in the entire world; the Gulfe Dulce, on the world famous Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This small peninsula holds so much beauty. In fact, 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity can be found here! It was a glorious Saturday morning and the whales were out in strong numbers, including many mothers with their calves teaching them to breach which I managed to capture here.”
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Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.

    Top Shot: A Whale of a Close Encounter | Photograph by Jay Boyle ( @jayfrancisboyle) .
    “Despite being a marine biologist, this was my first encounter with whales, and it was truly magical,” writes #YourShotPhotographer Jay Boyle. “This was shot in 1 of 3 tropical fjords in the entire world; the Gulfe Dulce, on the world famous Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. This small peninsula holds so much beauty. In fact, 2.5% of the planet’s biodiversity can be found here! It was a glorious Saturday morning and the whales were out in strong numbers, including many mothers with their calves teaching them to breach which I managed to capture here.”

    Top Shot features the photo with the most votes from the previous day’s Daily Dozen, 12 photos chosen by the Your Shot editors from thousands of recent uploads. Our community votes for their favorite photo from the selection, and the Top Shot is showcased on the @natgeoyourshot Instagram account.

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freerangewoman - Coco Elise📍Tasmania, Aus 2 months ago

One of my most favorite places in the world! I spent a few years working intimately with these wild beauties there 💙🙋🏻‍♀️ Just as a quick edit: It’s the “GulfO Dulce” 🙂