20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Two Beluga Wales

Beluga Wales are very social animals. They often jump from group to group when they are adults. But they have a very long and special relationship with the mother. Young ones stay with the mother for 14 months or longer. I would imagine these are the mother and the child.

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Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Copyright: © Zili Zhang