The Narwhal is a (small) toothed whale rather extraordinary because it holds a kind of long protruding spiral tusk (actually an overdevelopped toothwhich can reach up to 4 meters in adult males). Rather discreet (small blow, defintely timid), the narwhal is not easy to observe. But during our crossing of the Bellot Strait, we were lucky enough to observe a group (a pod, according to the specialists) at short range and they pleasantly presented their tusks for our observation.
A very intense emotion for a short encounter!
Narwhal (Monodon monoceros, Narval).
Bellot Strait, Nunavut, Canada.