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Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) by Kevin Schafer

Churchill River, Manitoba, Canada
by Kevin Schafer, Seattle, Washington, USA

"Beluga whales gather in the shallow freshwater of the Churchill River every summer,
an area more famous for polar bears in the autumn. I traveled to the region one July to see
these whales close-up."

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