WALRUS

First glance and they resemble a mound of smooth boulders. It’s only when one twitches and lifts a moustached face above the quivering mass of blubber that you realise they're walruses, lounging on the shore, snoring, belching and breaking wind under the midnight sun. An expedition cruise to the High Arctic during the summer (June-August) often stars this giant pinniped. Also look out for polar bear, Arctic fox, various seals (ringed, bearded, harbour), whales (beluga, fin, minke, humpback, blue) and birds (pink-footed goose, northern fulmar, guillemot and little auk).

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