Photo of the Day

Sea ice, harbour seals at Prins Karl Forsland, Shaun's on assignment cards, and other Svalbard wildlife.
March 31, 2009

Atlantic Walrus, Norway

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

An Atlantic walrus plods toward shore after gorging on clams in the shallows. Such a big bull may stir up, shell, and suck down thousands of clams a day in summer, relying on his muzzle full of sensitive whiskers, called vibrissae, to help locate prey.


See more photographs from the March 2009 feature story "Svalbard."

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

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