- Lost Walrus
This surprise visitor was our companion for about 10 hours one day.
Every time we stopped for a CTD station, this young walrus would catch
up with us and circle the ship, checking us out on deck with his beady
red eyes. This particular shot was the result of patient stalking.
The walrus had just submerged on the port side of the bow. Since it
looked like he was headed to the starboard side, a bunch of us sprinted
over to that side of the ship. Sure enough, within a few seconds we
could see a pale walrus-shaped outline just below the surface. I got
this shot immediately after he exhaled (the water droplets in the
upper right of the photo were part of the walrus's exhalation.)
Camera: Nikon D100
Lens: Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8
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