It is one of the rarest and most magical sights in the natural world.
A bottlenose dolphin goes into labour . . . then a calf emerges, tail first. Mother guides baby gently to the surface, where they swim together for the first time.
Very few dolphin births have been captured on film in such astonishing detail.
This one was recorded at a wildlife park pool in Rimini, Italy, where photographer Leandro Stanzani was in exactly the right place at the right time.
"To take good pictures is not easy," said Mr Stanzani, who has been taking photos of dolphins for 14 years.
"Most births happen during the night when the light is very poor.
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