Walruses, Odobenus rosmarus (Odobenidae), are not the most classically beautiful creature in the Arctic, but they are one of the iconic species of the far north, and there is something strangely appealing about them.
This male has lots of battle scars from the tusks of other males. Males seem to divide their time between sleeping, fighting and feeding. They use their moustache bristles to search for clams in the murky depths.
Photo credit: ©Tim Melling
Locality: Svalbard (Arctic)