This week, I’m highlighting narwhals in honor of Arctic Kingdom’s upcoming expedition to Lancaster Sound. The expedition’s primary goal is to view and swim with narwhal and beluga as they begin their summer migration.
So I was thrilled when I stumbled upon that video up there. This is what the Lancaster Sound trip is all about! As the video makes clear, viewing the narwhal migration is an unbelievably rare opportunity. Narwhal are shy creatures, and unlike other whales their size, are unable to survive in captivity. Very few people ever see a live narwhal. Fewer still can say they’ve swum with one!
Camping on the ice, watching from the floe edge as narwhals and belugas swim scant feet away, and even diving or snorkeling alongside the elusive creatures, expedition participants are joining a select few who have witnessed the mythical narwhal, live and in its natural habitat.
Update: I just got word from Graham that an Arctic Kingdom expedition was camped nearby when the above footage was captured, and aided the BBC’s crew during filming. It’s a small world, especially near the top!