Mis­ter Whiskers

Val­ter Bernarde­schi, Italy

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Cu­ri­ous young wal­ruses ap­proach the cam­era in the icy ocean around the Nor­we­gian ar­chi­pel­ago of Sval­bard. Val­ter no­ticed the wal­ruses from his dinghy and jumped in, ex­tend­ing his cam­era safely ahead of him us­ing two mono­pod poles and a float. These wal­ruses are likely to live for up to 40 years. They spend their days trawl­ing the sea floor, us­ing their whiskers and muz­zles to for­age for mol­luscs like clams. They are well adapted to the cold: Their thick skin in­su­lates them and blood flow is re­stricted to the skin sur­face. Val­ter’s photo was highly com­mended in the “An­i­mal Por­traits” cat­e­gory.

HOW? Sony ILCE-7RM2, 28 mm lens with an ul­tra­w­ide con­verter, shut­ter speed 1/800 sec­ond, aper­ture f8, ISO 1 250, in a Ni­mar II hous­ing with a Nikonos re­mote con­trol and two Feisol monopods.

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