TIFA 2022 Nature / Underwater

Gentle Position

  • Prize
    Bronze in Nature/Underwater
  • Photographer
    Manami Kuriyama
  • Photo Date

A mother and child of wild bottlenose dolphins photographed in the sea around Mikuraisland, Japan. Under the mother's body is the safest place for young children. The sight of them swimming quietly in the sea, bathed in the gentle light of the morning, was full of kindness.

I was fascinated by the underwater world and wanted to capture that excitement, so I started photography. In recent years, I have been interested in bottlenose dolphins and have been visiting them frequently. Wild dolphins are very beautiful and full of curiosity, showing various ecological behaviors.