Photographer's Note

... who is fairest of them all?
The shot was taken at The Oceanografic in Valencia, a couple of years ago. I just can help but think the beluga is asking that same question to the mirror... altough is not really a mirror. It is a window and from the other side of it you can see a close up of her. Because that's what she is really doing, waving at the people in the other side. (don't believe it?, just look at the WS). I know the shot it's not a great thing, but for me is funny.

The Beluga Whale or White Whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is an Arctic and sub-Arctic species of cetacean. It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the Narwhal. This marine mammal is commonly referred to simply as the Beluga or Sea Canary due to its high pitched squeaks. The beluga is able to change the shape of its head by blowing air around its sinuses. Unlike many dolphins and whales, the vertebrae in the neck are not fused together, allowing the animal flexibility to turn its head laterally.

L'Oceanogràfic is a marine complex situated in the east of the city of Valencia, Spain, where different marine habitats are represented (seas and oceans of approximately 100,000 m²). It is integrated inside a complex know as the City of Arts and Sciences.

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