Rare Photographs of the Narwhal
In one of the most isolated areas on Earth, a diver at the North Pole has captured rare photographs of the elusive narwhal. Daniel Botelho captured the extraordinary images of the area and the famously shy narwhals, and is followed closely by one, in a moment natives describe as ‘magical’.
He recently embarked on a mission to locate and photograph the legendary “unicorn of the sea”: the narwhal. It was a North Pole adventure even he realized was likely to end in failure, because narwhals are famously shy around boats and people, and very few underwater photographs of the strange-looking mammals exist.
But Botelho, who was working on a project for Disney and gathering material for an upcoming book, did more than photograph narwhals. One of them, a female, became curious of the photographer and followed him as he swam through the frozen waters of the high Arctic.