990-126 - The white bodies of a group of Beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) breaking the surface of the calm water. These beluga whales that live in the St. Lawrence, Canada, year-round belong to the furthest southerly population of this arctic whale species.
990-128 - Curious Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) surfaces near the boat, its flippers widely spread in order to keep its balance. Note the distinctive lips and the open eye. St. Lawrence estuary, Canada Sequence 2/2.
990-133 - Just a split second before surfacing, a Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) opens its blowhole to exhale ready to inhale when the blowhole has cleared the water. Beluga whales are an endangered and protected species in the St. Lawrence estuary, Canada
990-127 - Juvenile Beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas), an endangered and protected species, lifts its head to take a look at the research vessel. Beluga calves are dark in colour and turn white at seven to nine years of age. St. Lawrence estuary, Canada