Beluga whales swim with scientist Natalia Avseenko, in arctic waters. Using yoga techniques to withstand water temperatures that would kill most people, she holds her breath, while, unclothed, she bonds with the animals believed to dislike artificial materials including diving suits.
Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko swims with the white whales in the White Sea. Water temperature minus 1.5, Polar circle, Russia. Photo by Viktor Lyagushkin http://www.flickr.com/photos/samebody/5659358190/sizes/l/in/set-72157626423469243/
Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko swims with the white whales in the White Sea. The water temperature was minus 1.5. Polar circle, Russia. Photography by Viktor Lyagushkin. Viktor is a photographer based in Moscow.