These Pictures Of Freedivers With Beluga Whales Are Pretty Special

They faced sub zero temperatures and a ceiling of ice over their heads, but boy was it worth it...

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He said: "It was cold water with sub zero temperature and then there is that impossibility of getting out anywhere. There is [an] armour of ice over the diver's head."

"But it all pays off because you see the beauty that you will see nowhere else. The underwater part often has a spectacular topography and structure."

Free divers head to the White Sea every year, though ground temperatures fall as low as minus 20 degrees, and the water temperature hovers around minus two degrees.