These adorable snaps might make you tear up as a heartfelt moment between a mother whale and calf hugging has been captured on camera.
The incredibly large marine mammals appear to be cuddling as the mother assists her baby to take a breath, gently coaxing it to the surface.
Jasmine Carey, from the Gold Coast, Australia, snapped the calf, who is less than 1 week old, and the mother in Vava’u, Kingdom of Tonga.
“The calf is resting on the mother’s rostrum and rubbing itself along it, which is very typical and would be a bonding behavior,” Carey said.
“The calf is also very curious yet shy about the onlookers making strong eye contact frequently.
“Both mother and calf are very comfortable and relaxed in the water with us watching their interaction.
“These are very tender and rare moments to be able to experience and observe
“You will never get the diverse range of emotions that you’ll find your body, soul, and mind being over flooded with any other creature.
“The rush, the love, and the curiosity these majestic beings will share with you will forever change you for the better.”
She added, “They are so giving and will show you a part of their life that if you give them the respect they deserve as they truly acknowledge that you exist as much as they do.”
Epoch Times staff contributed to this report.
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