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Learning By Doing

Learning By Doing
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Youthful muscles struggle to master a skill crucial for a walrus: hauling out onto the ice, a process that will be repeated countless times during its lifetime. The calf’s immediate goal is to suckle its mother, loaded with thick, fat-laden milk. Maternal bonds are strong: Calves stay with their mothers for about two years.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Leica Apo-Summicron 2.0/180
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Midnight
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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