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from Mail Online

Princess of whales: How a naked female scientist tries to tame belugas in the freezing Arctic

the scientist uses yoga techniques to hold her breath for up to ten minutes at a time ask she frolics with the whales

White whale_17 by Viktor Lyagushkin ~ Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko swims with the white whales in the White Sea. The water temperature minus 1.5 Polar circle, Russia

Natalia Avseenko by Viktor Lyagushkin ~ Two-time world champion free diver Natalia Avseenko swims with the white whales in the White Sea. The water temperature minus 1.5 Polar circle, Russia

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.

White Sea 2011, Polar circle, Russia, White whale, Natalia Avseenko via Flickr ~ Very curious as to why she swims nude in water that's *got* to be insanely cold.

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/

from Art and Design

Swim with White Whales in Polar Circle

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.