– This brawny beluga looks like it has been in the gym for a long time
– Pictures of strange whale went viral and inspired some people to improve their bodies
– Of course, beluga itself attract a lot of females
This muscular whale looks pretty smug as he flexes in the water. The brawny beluga found himself surrounded by a swarm of fawning females – but he only had eyes for one whale, who was clearly impressed by his show-boating as they cuddled up together.
Amazing pictures was taken by photographer David Merron, at the Cunningham River in Somerset Island, Canada.
“It looks like this whale has put in a lot of days at the gym!” said 39-year-old David. “I was really impressed – it gave me inspiration to do some sit-ups that evening!
“I’d been watching whales every day for weeks, and I hadn’t notice any of the whales with particularly ripped bods – so I was fairly shocked.
“When you think of a whale, covered in blubber, you don’t think of toned abdominals – especially the beluga whales, who spend their lives in the coldest of waters and have blubber 10-15cm thick to keep them warm.”