My favorite “mother” pictures in context of animals was the experience of seeing humpback whales in Alaska. This excursion was special. The first picture was of the young calf breaching the water. She did so several time and I was very lucky to capture it with the point and shoot camera I had. The second was of the calf’s mother approaching the boat we were on. The third was of the two of them together. The whale closed to the boat in the third picture is the mother, and the furthest away was the calf. They were definitely putting on a show, and it was truly special to see and experience.