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Beluga Whale

The Daily Mail has an amazing collection of photographs of Beluga whales at a rehab farm in the freezing waters of Northern Russia’s White Sea.  According to the article, “the whales are not endangered but under threat from pollution and loss of habitat.”

This project creates an interesting photo shoot.

“And it’s definitely a case of choosing the short straw for one volunteer who gets to stay above ground in -30C winds, making sure the ice hole doesn’t freeze over and trap the group.”

‘Photographing a story in very cold water can turn into a logistical nightmare,’ admits Franco Banfi (photographer).

Check out all of the images and the entire story as well as Banfi’s website.