Riding a Sunbeam, Honaunau Bay, South Kona District, Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Photograph by Barry Fackler
On this morning, around 50 to 60 dolphins entered the bay. I was submerged around 50′ down watching the spectacle unfold. There were several mama dolphins with their calves tucked in close by their sides. On a couple of occasions a mom/baby pair approached closely to check me out and I felt like, perhaps the mom was explaining to the calf just what I was.
Before long, the sun had crested Mauna Loa, sending shafts of light into the depths. That’s when I looked up and snapped this photo of a mother, calf, and their escort riding a sunbeam back into the deep after breathing in fresh air.