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Amazing Underwater Photos of Ocean Creatures

Check out these incredible images by photojournalist Brian Skerry, and help select which photographs will appear in an upcoming exhibit

Beluga Whale

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(Brian Skerry )

A wild Beluga whale swims in the chilly waters off Nova Scotia, Canada. Its mother was killed and the orphaned whale lived in the bay for several years.

“He was very much interested in posing for the camera,” Skerry says.

Beluga whales are likely to suffer as a warming climate causes Arctic ice to retreat.

Vote for this photo to appear in the Natural History Museum’s Portraits of Planet Ocean exhibit, set to open in February 2013!

About K. Annabelle Smith
K. Annabelle Smith

K. Annabelle Smith is a writer based in Santa Fe, New Mexico who covers a wide variety of topics for Smithsonian.com. Her work also appears in OutsideOnline.com and Esquire.com.

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