Svalbard, Norway

An impressive walrus swimming in the Arctic sea. It is coming up close to the zodiac to investigate us. With its head above the water surface, it shows us its enormous tusks.

copyright Anette Mossbacher, 17 July, 2023

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This photograph was captured with a Canon EOS-1D X and a lens. The following settings were used:

  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Exposure time: 1/1250s
  • ISO: 800
  • Focal Length: 400mm

The original photograph has the following dimensions: 5184 by 3456 pixels (WxH).

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An impressive walrus swimming in the Arctic sea. As curious as they are, coming up close to the zodiac to investigate us. Sometimes one or more walruses swimming to close, so we had to keep at a certain distance. On land, they seem to be a huge blob, but in the water, they are certainly not. Surprisingly fast, even with their immense body mass.

Curious Walrus

Walruses spend a significant amount of time in their life on sea ice in search of food. They are, indeed, social animals. You find them in large herds in the Arctic circle on land or on sea ice. Feeding grounds for the walruses are in shallow waters. The food they eat they find on the ocean floor. They particularly like mollusks – mainly bivalves, which are their favorite food – also, worms, gastropods, cephalopods, and soft-bodied animals.

Did you know a walrus can weigh up to three times as much as a polar bear? Neither did I. We invite you to visit our Arctic wildlife photographs portfolio to view and learn more about these interesting species.

The impressive walrus swimming in the Arctic sea, an unusual species, is considered vulnerable on the IUCN list. Their Latin name is Odobenus rosmarus.

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2 comments for Walrus Swimming In Arctic Sea Portrait

  1. Stefan

    What a look this walrus gives us! 😂

    • Anette Mossbacher

      Huge colossus they are. Never thought they are that large with an attitude. 😀

  2. Jacques

    Looks like they lost their glasses

    • Anette Mossbacher

      lolol, maybe they need some. Thanks so much, Jacques.

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