Expectant parents often document the pregnancy journey through photographs, cherishing these memories as their family grows.
Maternity pictures capture the anticipation and love that precedes the arrival of a new child, and occasionally, they become unforgettable.
One such memorable photo was captured by Dan Mozer, 30, a dad-to-be who decided to take some maternity pictures of his wife, Angelina, at Atlantic Beach in Jacksonville, Florida. The picturesque location, popular among locals for its serene atmosphere, was the perfect backdrop for their special moment.
As Angelina posed with her baby bump against the ocean, Dan took a few shots, only to discover an unexpected guest in one of the images. A dolphin had leaped out of the water at the exact moment he clicked the camera, creating a once-in-a-lifetime photograph.
While the couple knew about the presence of dolphins in the area, they never anticipated capturing one in mid-jump behind Angelina.
Dan, excited about the picture, lamented that Angelina missed witnessing the dolphin’s leap.
The couple welcomed their son, Courtland, on January 27th and jokingly credit him for the extraordinary photograph, suggesting that he summoned the dolphin from his mother’s womb. Dan shared the story with Yahoo, describing how someone alerted them to the dolphins’ presence and how the dolphin leaped twice, though he preferred the first jump’s image.
Despite suggestions to change their son’s name to “Dolph Finn,” the couple has decided to keep his name as Courtland.