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Gathering of the Clan

Gathering of the Clan
Photograph by Norbert Rosing

Highly social creatures, walruses congregate on a rocky islet in Canada’s Foxe Basin. The huge animals clump themselves together in the frigid Arctic air. Fighting for territory within the group can be fierce. When a polar bear attacks, spots near the edge offer quicker access to the relative safety of the water.



Camera: Leica R8
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Leica Super-Elmar 3.5/15
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: Late 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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