Beluga Whales are Ready for Their Close-Ups
Some pretty awesome shots of Beluga whales at the Arctic Circle Dive Center, a whale sanctuary in northern Russia:
"Arctic diver and photographer, Franco Banfi, 58, who captured these shots said: 'When a whale comes up to us and swims by, it looks you right in the eyes. Obviously we don't know what they think, but they are very curious creatures. Sometimes, I'm sure they're trying to figure out what we are and where we came from."