Beluga whales are listed by the IUCN red list as near threatened, which means they are close to qualifying for a threatened category in the near future.

So it is very fortunate that Nansen Weber, an Arctic Watch photographer, filmed a gathering of the whales in the Northwest Passage.

Nansen filmed for four weeks around Somerset Island and at the Cunningham inlet, one of the last beluga nurseries on earth.


Nearly 2,000 whales congregate annually within this inlet, a gathering which Nansen managed to capture on film, using drones.

The amazing footage reaches near-David Attenborough levels of relaxation:

It also features polar bears, seals and the beautiful surrounding Canadian landscape.

And so. many. whales.

Watch the full video, below:

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