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.

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Comments (4)

  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. Aznor says:

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

  3. Shaun says:

    Beautiful & Amazing Shot Paul!!
    How did you click? Such amazing pose


  4. Paul Johnson says:

    The picture was not taken by me, Shaun… it was sent in to us.

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