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Meanwhile in Norway, this sleepy walrus has had quite enough for one day

Hilarious images show the moment it all got too much for one lazy 2200-pound walrus as it lies flat out on an ice floe covering its eyes with its flipper as if avoiding the camera.

The moment it all got too much for one lazy 2,200-pound walrus.
The moment it all got too much for one lazy 2,200-pound walrus. Image by Tony Wu / NPL/ mediadrumworld.com

Other side-splitting snaps show the ten-foot-long walrus sleeping on the ice with a flipper resting on its stomach whilst its pals huddle together to keep warm on another block of ice. Another shot shows a herd of walruses taking a dip in the sea in the search of food, whilst another shows them taking a break on the stony shore.

A ten-foot-long walrus sleeping on the ice with a flipper resting on its stomach whilst its pals huddle together to keep warm on another block of ice.
A ten-foot-long walrus sleeping on the ice with a flipper resting on its stomach whilst its pals huddle together to keep warm on another block of ice. Image by Tony Wu / NPL/ mediadrumworld.com

The funny photographs were taken in Svalbard, Norway by photographer, Tony Wu. “Given the amount of time we spent staring at walruses, we witnessed interesting behaviour,” said Tony on his blog. “As I strive to create captivating images, I observe and experience many unique things. I have a strong preference for going places that are remote and unexplored, as well as to
areas that are not necessarily difficult to reach but are inexplicably unknown or underappreciated. I’d much rather visit non-touristy places than be stuck in a mass-market hotel surrounded by a swarm of vacationers. I find that I learn much more about myself, the world, and life in general this way, which is the inspiration underpinning all the images and stories I create.

The funny photographs were taken in Svalbard, Norway.
The funny photographs were taken in Svalbard, Norway. Image by Tony Wu / NPL/ mediadrumworld.com

There are two sub-species of Walrus which are determined by where in the world they live. Atlantic walruses live in areas of north eastern Canada to Greenland, Pacific walruses inhabit seas of off Russia and Alaska. “Mostly, my days are spent researching and arranging trips as far as two years in advance and investing in new equipment,” added Tony.

By Rebecca Drew/mediadrumworld.com