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Photographed at Arctic Watch Lodge, Cunningham Inlet, Somerset Island, Nunavut. Arctic Watch is home to one of the largest beluga whale congregations on earth. Home to an annual 2000 beluga whales, the whales spend one month in the esturary of the Cunningham River, playing in the shallow water, frolicking, jumping, etc.. I photographed this image on a sunny day, standing from the shoreline; a few yards away, this whale kept surfacing, playing with its tail, and doing "Bananas"...
Spotted on Jul 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012
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36 Comments (1–25)
So cool to see in the wild, great shot
Beautiful photo! Congratulations on your SOTD!
that is so cool
Congratulations on the SOTD !
Congratulations Tessum. Thanks for sharing this awesome creature not found in our tropical waters.
Congratulations Beautiful Spot !!!
Exquisite spot! Well done!
Congratulations Tessum! I'm looking forward to more awesome spottings from you!
Congratulations Tessum !!!
Congratulations, beautiful picture and creature.
Great Spot! Congratulations!
Congratulations ! - looks like a lovely sunny day..thanks.
Congratulations Tessum . Superb work you guys are doing. Thanks again for sharing.
Wow .... Congratulations!!!!
A warm welcome and a huge congratulations for earning Spotting of the Day honors! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful photo and for contributing to the Arctic Watch mission. We look forward to seeing more of your observations and watching this mission grow!
"Unlike most cetaceans, beluga whales have an extremely flexible neck and can turn their head almost 90 degrees to the side. Their lips are also flexible and can form a variety of facial expressions"
Welcome to PN :)
Look forward to more of your spottings...Welcome!