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Do Beluga Whales Like To Have Their Photo Taken?
By Matt J. Weiss, January 18, 2010 @ 02:33 PM (EST)
Underwater Photographer Franco Banfi was recently highlighted in the British newspaper the The Telegraph for his work photographing beluga whales in the White Sea.  

The belugas are in a natural farm, which protects the whales from strong currents so they can breed or rehabilitate in peace, but still roam freely.  Apparently, the whales are very inquisitive and will go check out the divers who brave. the cold waters. As Banfi mentions in the article, it is really unique underwater photography oppurtunity. 
Banfi also discusses the difficulties of diving in the harsh cold conditions of the White Sea. If you are interested in cold water diving, check out Rick Morris' piece on the diving and creating images in the Arctic in the Special Features section.  You can also hear what Franco Banfi has to say about ice diving in the full Telegraph piece.



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