brianskerry Photo by @BrianSkerry. 
A beluga whale poses perfectly for this portrait in the chilly waters off of Nova Scotia, Canada. Belugas are a highly social pelagic species, often called the ‘canaries of the sea’ for their diverse repertoire of whistles, clicks and other sounds. They are also know to mimic sounds that they hear, including boat engines and other human sounds. 
Though these gorgeous creatures live in the Arctic, they frequently move into Sub-Arctic waters as well. They are one of the only whale species capable of turning their necks in all directions. 
Currently, populations of beluga whales are classified as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. 
#beluga #whale  #underwaterphoto #underwaterphotography #instagood #conservation #research #marinebiology #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador

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Photo by @BrianSkerry. A beluga whale poses perfectly for this portrait in the chilly waters off of Nova Scotia, Canada. Belugas are a highly social pelagic species, often called the ‘canaries of the sea’ for their diverse repertoire of whistles, clicks and other sounds. They are also know to mimic sounds that they hear, including boat engines and other human sounds. Though these gorgeous creatures live in the Arctic, they frequently move into Sub-Arctic waters as well. They are one of the only whale species capable of turning their necks in all directions. Currently, populations of beluga whales are classified as ‘Near Threatened’ by the IUCN. #beluga #whale #underwaterphoto #underwaterphotography #instagood #conservation #research #marinebiology #nikonlove #nikonnofilter #nikonambassador

Comments (712)

looseyy

looseyy, 2 days ago

@hanngrant omg

jakomo83

jakomo83, 2 days ago

Beautyful animal 😍🙄🙋

estheralsri_83

estheralsri_83, 2 days ago

👏👍❤❤❤

rograpas

rograpas, 2 days ago

Gorgeous!

jacintahull

jacintahull, 2 days ago

@skippykbleh endangered

ms_aloha_13

ms_aloha_13, 2 days ago

I want to hug him💙

pl28inc

pl28inc, 1 day ago

Great shot. Belugas are so chill and peaceful

clacmont

clacmont, 1 day ago

Hermosa transmite ternura 😍😍💖

loreneashley

loreneashley, 1 day ago

@colbylee225 did you know this???? pretty friggin cool

jafet.blandin

jafet.blandin, 1 day ago

@marcela_arrazola

johanna_deb

johanna_deb, 1 day ago

@gaby_che miii tellement beau !

lottegans

lottegans, 1 day ago

@jacquesbulten_ volg deze insta

ore.lynn

ore.lynn, 1 day ago

❤️❤️❤️

amanda_riine

amanda_riine, 1 day ago

@lisoumasson un beluga ❤🐬

colbylee225

colbylee225, 1 day ago

@loreneashley no I did not! That is cool! 😊

paisbipolar

paisbipolar, 1 day ago

Hermosura real 💚💚💚

g.perugini

g.perugini, 5 hours ago

Is that Wilma? 😍😍

blissful.bitter

blissful.bitter, 4 hours ago

Wow

tammholland

tammholland, 2 hours ago

I can't stop loving this. This face. This quiet scene frozen. Its so beautiful and it breaks my

tammholland

tammholland, 2 hours ago

heart thinking that it was for caviar that so many perished and stalked. Beautiful work you do. A thousand thanks for posting this.💛