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White Orca spotted for the first time off coastal Russia. Nick-named “Iceberg.”

"Iceberg seems to be fully socialised; we know that these fish-eating orcas stay with their mothers for life, and as far as we can see he’s right behind his mother with presumably his brothers next to him," said Dr Hoyt.

The cause of his unusual pigmentation is not known. The captive white orca, Chima, suffered from Chediak-Higashi syndrome, a genetic condition that causes partial albinism as well as a number of medical complications.

Click for story and video via BBC.

Good fortune. Burma.

fotojournalismus:

A caretaker bathing a white elephant in Naypyidaw on Tuesday, March 26. Kings and leaders in the predominantly Buddhist nation have traditionally treasured white elephants, whose rare appearances in the country are believed to herald good fortune, including power and political change.

[Credit : Soe Than Win / AFP / Getty Images]