This angelic whale has become a sensation at an aquarium after learning how to blow halo-shaped bubbles. The 10-year-old beluga has perfected the technique in the last three years and now stuns visitors with her incredible talent. She uses her mouth to blow the water to make a current, then her blow hole to break the current into a ring shape, reports Solent News.
The extraordinary spectacle was captured on camera by photographer Hiroya Minakuchi at the Shimane aquarium in Japan. The 58-year-old, from Osaka, is the only person outside the aquarium who is allowed to dive with the belugas. He said: "This beluga started making bubble rings when she was seven. "And a couple of years ago she developed her technique."Now she blows the water from her mouth to make a current, which is not visible for us underwater. "She then blows air from her blow hole into the current and that makes a ring shape."I believe it is just a lot of fun for her. Since she developed this new game she often performs it for visitors." He added: "I am the only person outside of the aquarium who can dive with the belugas so this kind of photograph is very rare."