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Photograph by Norbert Rosing

After feeding on prodigious amounts of shellfish, an Atlantic walrus rests against its neighbor on an islet in Canada’s Foxe Basin. When trolling the ocean floor, a walrus uses its coarse whiskers to locate clams and powerful suction to ingest the soft tissue. When on land, walruses use their tusks to ward off predators and to gain purchase on ice floes.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Unrecorded
Lens: Leica Apo-Telyt 4.0/280mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Overcast skies
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Unrecorded

Special Equipment or Comments:
As I was working from a boat, I used a gyrostabilizer to negate the rolling motion of the waves.


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