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Walrus group.

By rontear  
Another specialist of the Arctic is the Walrus, they can weigh over a ton and are almost impervious to Polar Bear attack ( only young and sick individuals are normally taken, a Polar Bear panics the herd and the resulting rush to the sea some may be trampled to death ) These feed on mollusc's on the ocean floor using those bristles on their upper lips. The tusks are used to haul out on ice and for defence and battles for females, not to dig around for food.

Tags: Skin Together Group Tusks Walrus Wildlife and nature

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SlowSong Plus
8 6.6k 29 England
4 Sep 2011 9:45AM
Very interesting write up Ron. A super illustrative image filling the frame with excellent detail, sensibly taken with the longest zoom possible. Smile

It always surprises me what such huge creatures live on. I mean, molluscs!!! It's like whales feeding on plankton. It seems the smaller the food the bigger the animal.
Chris

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debu 6 India
4 Sep 2011 10:12AM
Beautifully captured.
debu
Nolly 12 19 England
4 Sep 2011 10:23AM
Great shot, Ron. Didn't realise you were at our committee meeting, Lol. Tongue

Arnold
Lovely soft colours and great skin tones Ron, good composition with the tusks criss crossing in the frame. Watched a TV prog on them, part of a series.

Dougie
AnnChown Plus
7 199 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 11:07AM
Wonderful frame-fillers! Glad you were so far away as I don't like the way they're looking back at you.
Ann
wonkers 7 2 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 11:14AM
Excellent image and title.

Jill
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1515 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 11:30AM
Love the way you've gone in close, filling the frame with some remarkably graceful curves.
Moira
4 Sep 2011 12:11PM
Well composed and framed
skewey 10 31 England
4 Sep 2011 12:13PM
Brilliant detail Ron.


Paul
dudler Plus
13 468 911 England
4 Sep 2011 1:19PM
Getting a group of people to pose so well is a pain... How did you do it, Ron?
nikshot 7 9 1 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 2:05PM
Stunning shot Ron, works so well at all levels..... Nick
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
4 Sep 2011 2:38PM
What a superb shot Ron. Love the pink eye in the one. He's really watching you..........Sandy
4 Sep 2011 4:58PM
Brilliant capture!
Sam.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
4 Sep 2011 5:27PM
wonderful......great Wildlife / nature photography
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
4 Sep 2011 7:31PM
Love this one, Ron.

Sue Smile
Stunning capture
P
alansnap Plus
12 577 26 United Kingdom
4 Sep 2011 11:48PM
Excellent as ever Ron, the composition is excellent and the odd number helps.
Alan
paulb20 Plus
10 12 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2011 5:52PM
They always seem to look so sad, clever composition Ron.
Paul
yemtrav 10 9 England
6 Oct 2011 8:29AM
Plenty of blubber on these beasts to fill the frame, nicely done.

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