November 5, 2010

Walruses, Svalbard

Photograph by Paul Nicklen, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Migration Photos

Tusks of all lengths suggest a mix of ages among these walruses, part of Svalbard's peak summer count of some 2,600. By the early 1900s ivory hunters had nearly wiped out Norway's herds. Protected since 1952, the population is still recovering.

See more photos from the April 2009 story "Svalbard."

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