Narwhals and Octonauts

Photo by Paul Nicklen

I probably never would have know what a Narwhal was if it wasn’t for watching an episode of Octonauts with my young (at the time) daughter. Narwhals are toothed whales with a large “tusk” from a protruding tooth.

The image featured above is a beautiful picture of Narwhals taken by National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen.  The Narwhals are taking a breather in an ice hole near Baffin Island.  The picture won National Geographic’s “Animals in their environment” winner in the 2007 Wildlife Photographer of the Year Contest.

This picture was also featured in the White House’s posting on Medium defending why the Obama Administration is doing everything it can to protect the environment and the Arctic.

Here’s the Octonaut’s episode on the Narwhal, enjoy it with a young person and learn more about this unusual and beautiful animal.

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