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A Walrus

Eclipse 2008 gallery image S273.jpg

2008-07-29 15:58 UTC Click image for enlargement. 79°55.29'N 49°50.12'E

After departing Hooker Island en route to Wilczek Island, we spotted this Atlantic walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) swimming in the open sea. It had already passed the ship by the time I got on deck to take this photo, and was rather distant, so this isn't a great shot, but it's the only walrus we saw, so it'll have to do. With a bit of imagination, you can pick up a hint of a tusk at the right and the eye.

by John Walker
August 20th, 2008
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