A large, male Atlantic walrus rests with his tusks dug into the sand in Alaska's Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Walrus tusks are multitaskers, used to grip the ice when hauling out of the water, wielded as weapons in territory or mating battles, and even brandished against attacking polar bears.

Lounging Walrus

A large, male Atlantic walrus rests with his tusks dug into the sand in Alaska's Togiak National Wildlife Refuge. Walrus tusks are multitaskers, used to grip the ice when hauling out of the water, wielded as weapons in territory or mating battles, and even brandished against attacking polar bears.
Photograph by Joel Sartore

Walruses

See walrus pictures in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

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