Thursday, January 28, 2010

his nose pierceth through snares

Allowing for the humbling possibility that everybody except me knows all about narwhal whales, I am going to blog about them anyway.

The great joy of reading is being forced to turn words to pictures. And it's another great joy to find that the real thing is just as amazing as you pictured.

I just found out about these guys from Moby Dick:

You can access an incredible National Geographic photo gallery here.

[WARNING: As is common with National Geographic (especially in publications with titles like "Hunting Narwhals"), an underlying theme of the photo gallery is that man is a killer. So know before you click that some whales are about to meet their bloody fates.]

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