This two tonne toddler was so much fun to swim with. Very curious with human interaction and loved to play and roll around in front of me. An amazing feeling to look right into the whale's eye and share a connection I will never forget.
Winners of 2013 Amateur Contest (Best Underwater Pictures) Overall Winner. Photograph courtesy Kyle McBurnie, RSMAS Underwater Photography Contest. Spotted at Cortes Bank near San Diego, California, a harbor seal (Phoco vitulina) swims through an underwater kelp forest. Captured by Kyle McBurnie, the photo is the overall winner of the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science's Underwater Photography Contest, which recognizes amateur photography.