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Beluga Whale

Beluga Whale
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Copyright: Paul Thomas (paulianthomas) (93)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of ANTARCTICA and Oceans [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 11:25
Viewed: 9810
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The adorable Beluga Whale (NOT a Manatee, I stand corrected!), sadly photographed not in the wild, but at Mystique Aquarium, in New England. I love big cuddly things, much better than bears.

I had to crop the picture to knock the other tourists out, then the colours needed boosting. I was happy with the end result as you cannot tell there was a thick sheet of glass separating us.

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Amazingly, I've never seen a good picture of a manatee, those strange and I think endangered creatures. So, thank you. This is mighty good considering the difficulties you describe.

Hello Paul,
Good image, but it`s a white whale or beluga.

  • Good 
  • arnys (6)
  • [2006-01-14 17:38]

I also vote for the beluga whale.

Nice shot through the glass, Paul...and nice cropping. I'm pretty sure it isn't a manatee, though they have some similarity to a beluga.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-01-14 21:44]

What a precious beluga, Paul. Great POV.
Now that I look at it more carefully, and prompted by the others' call, I agree that this is a beluga. There are quite a few beluga shots on TN, two of them from me. Thanks for sharing this great shot of an equally endangered animal.
Well done and TFS. : )

That's better ;) The lighting is a little dull, but that can't be helped in the circumstances. Very strange animal..

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