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Anatomy of the Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)

Did you know that the tusk of the narwhal is actually a tooth?

The narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is famous for the long ivory tusk that spirals counter-clockwise up to 9 feet forward from the head of adult males.

Narwhal (Monodon monoceros)

A curious Narwhal. They're like a very small whale with a unicorns horn. I've named this one Harvey.

Narwhals lock into a graceful spinning dance with their 9 foot long ivory tusks. As a photographer, this moment for me was about behavior and symmetry. I am always trying to find that cross section of art, science and conservation. The picture has to be appealing to the eye, the viewer has to learn something about these amazing creatures and most importantly, conservation is at the core of all that I do. If we lose sea ice, it will have devastating effects on polar cod which is the primary…

Narwhals lock into a graceful spinning dance with their 9 foot long ivory tusks. As a photographer, this moment for me was about behavior and symmetry. I am always trying to find that cross section of art, science and conservation. The picture has to be appealing to the eye, the viewer has to learn something about these amazing creatures and most importantly, conservation is at the core of all that I do. If we lose sea ice, it will have devastating effects on polar cod which is the primary…

Photograph by @paulnicklen for #NatgeoEarthDay.  Narwhals cross tusks as they scramble for a breath of air in the Canadian Arctic.  They are feeding under the sea ice on polar cod.

Photograph by for Narwhals cross tusks as they scramble for a breath of air in the Canadian Arctic. They are feeding under the sea ice on polar cod.

So I went to the Antartica reddit meet-up.

Tusks and bones. It seems some humans are on a desperate race to obtain the last remains of the great creatures on earth. Elephant, tigers, bears, rhino horns even narwal tusks.

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Porpoise being rescued out of a flooded rice field after it was swept by the tsunami and earthquake in Sendai, Japan. 

Also, the chain on the man's pants makes the porpoise look like a narwhal at first glance :)

The 50 Best Animal Photos Of 2011

fool-of-a-took: “ mabelmoments: “ Japanese pet shop owner Ryo Taira rescues a young finless porpoise from a flooded rice paddy. The small cetacean was brought inland by the huge tsunami waves that.

Great infographics presenting the different breeds of dogs, cats, whales, bees, sheep, goats, horses, chicken, pigs, cattle and ducks (click images to enlarge).

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