It is one of two members of the family Monodontidae, along with the unicorn tusked narwhal.
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A skinny dipping Russian researcher took a ten meter sub-zero plunge in a bid to get up close and personal with two beautiful 15 foot long beluga whales.
Scientists believe that the whales could be more friendly with humans if they swim naked - but as these pictures show the clever-looking marine mammals called Matrena and Nilma seem happy to swim with the same lady whether bears all or not.
Yet the newspaper didn't report what she did during the icy encounter to domesticate the mammals for their future lives in captivity.
Natalia Avseenko swims with beluga whales in the White Sea off the coast of northern Russia.
Many animal conservationists consider the practice cruel.
The whales are considered near threatened around the world with only about 100,000 of them left.
Avesenko decided to go in her birthday suit because belugas tend to dislike having diving suits come in contact with them.
Avseenko is an experienced diver who used yoga techniques to withstand the dangerously cold water and hold her breath under water for up to 10 minutes at a time.
The story behind the photos is fascinating, but sadly, rather darker than the beautiful photos themselves.