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Photograph of the week: Beluga whale in the Canadian Arctic

Located just above the Arctic Circle on Somerset Island in Nunavut, Canada, Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is the most northerly lodge in Canada and offers plenty of opportunities for viewing incredible iconic Arctic animals like beluga whales, polar bears, muskox, Arctic fox and hares, ring and bearded seals, snowy owls, peregrine falcons and much more. Rated as the top beluga whale watching site on the globe by CNN, the belugas at the Arctic Watch Lodge were also featured in the BBC’s Frozen Planet documentary on the Arctic. Beluga whale Thank you to Quark Expeditions for permission to re-produce the image. If you have a really special photograph you would like to share with  A Luxury Travel Blog‘s readers, please contact us.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. Beautiful shot, I don’t know what kind of sound they make, but I definitely heard one-long and haunting- when I looked at the photo.

  2. Is it a rare sighting? I haven’t seen this type of dolphin for years. I really worry about their extinction.

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