Spinner Dolphins Ogasawara Island, Tokyo, Japan

“I took this photograph of spinner dolphins in calm waters off the Ogasawara Islands, an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean about 600 miles south of Tokyo.When the sun briefly broke through the clouds, our shadow was mirrored in the water’s surface—and for a moment we were united with the dolphins and the sky.” -- Nature's Best photographer, Toshio Minami

See a slideshow of other photos from the 2011 Nature's Best Photography Ocean Views Contest.