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Beluga Whale - Delphinapterus leucas

Beluga Whale - Delphinapterus leucas

A small, toothed whale, completely white and without dorsal fin. Used to arctic and sub-arctic conditions. They are slow swimmers and prefer to form groups up to 10 animals.

Common Names

How to Identify

The only completely white whale. Size, color, melon-shaped head and lack of dorsal fin are distinctive characteristics.

Where & When to Spot

I saw this whale species on both trips to Tadoussac.

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

Emerging Beluga whale. Belugas don't have dorsal fin.

- August 25, 2021

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S; Focal Length 200mm; Exposure 1/2500; Aperture f/22; Iso 1800;
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Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

Beluga Whale (Delphinapterus leucas)

tadoussac - May 23, 2018

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f5.6; Iso 100;
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