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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
walrus vibrisses

Vibrisses are very sensitive. They are a very important sensorial organ for these mammals which have a poor sight. They are also used as « hands » to separate food on the sea bottom and push it towards the mouth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Enurmino village, Russia
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Copyright: © Jean-François Lagrot