Walrus
Odobenus rosmarus

1/1250 s at f5, ISO:500, Nikon D300S w 300mm and 1.4X extender


"Walrus," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous circumpolar distribution in the Arctic Ocean and sub-Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. The walrus is the only living species in the Odobenidae family and Odobenus genus. It is subdivided into three subspecies:the Atlantic walrus (O. rosmarus rosmarus) which lives in the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific walrus (O. rosmarus divergens) which lives in the Pacific Ocean, and O. rosmarus laptevi, which lives in the Laptev Sea.
Sundneset, Svalbard, Norway
 
08/12/2010