January 24, 2014

Walrus Interrupted

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

Atlantic walruses swim amid ice floes off the coast of Greenland.

See more pictures from the December 2013 feature story “The Unexpected Walrus.”


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35 comments
Ellen Sweets
Ellen Sweets

i can't figure out how to make this my computer's wallpaper. suggestions? i love ocean mammals...

Alan Carreno
Alan Carreno

Why can't I download these pictures any more NatGeo

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Gorgeous shot. Must be pretty chilly down there "for the photographer I mean". I love to see such close up shots where you can actually study the animal and see all the little intricate details.

Gary Conn
Gary Conn

Paul Nicklen 'Atlantic Walrus' Photo of the Day:  Healthy wildlife is the positive sign of a vital aquatic environment.  Remember, the walrus population is few in number and the walrus habitat is still pristine.  As the human approaches, a wildlife community adapts to accomodate our company, too.  Walrus and wildlife generally respond poorly to aggravation we humans also resist:  Seawater pollution; foodsource destruction; or any disturbance by a motor vehicle.   Gary Conn

Yogesh Agarwal
Yogesh Agarwal

Amazing..! And nice title.. :) Anyone would like to get interrupted for this kind of pic! ;)

Janice H.
Janice H.

So delightful!       What an engaging creature.       Great shot.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

This has to be the best study close up that I have ever seen. And the background walrus, tho' a blur makes for a wonderful shot altogether. The animal is certainly not camera shy, and has looked headlong into the camera to have the picture taken!  Love the all blue effect. j.e.s.  

isaiah wiggins
isaiah wiggins

that thing is ugly as.  so ugly as i cant make a joke about it

Wendy Wilton
Wendy Wilton

Me too, I didn't know they have two like feet.  What a shot, his like saying who are you?


Tom B
Tom B

wow, I wouldn't want to go swimming with this!

Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson

Didn't know til now, that a walrus has kind of legs and 5 toes :)

Sandra Hickman
Sandra Hickman

Nothing in Gods creation could ever be ugly. No animal, insect or human .

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