Archive for 'Odobenidae'

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

The walrus utilizes their tusks as ice picks when they haul themselves up onto an ice float, and sometimes they might break as is the case with this one. This is one of a large group of female and young walrus resting on ice floats from a retreating glacier on Kvitøya (white island) that has […]

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

These clumsy and fat mammals on land are amazingly fast and agile in the ocean! This encounter by the Seven Islands (Sjuøyane), Svalbard is from a zodiac, and they swam towards us to check us out as if this was a strange and much larger than usual member of their species. They even swam underneath […]