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This family of beluga whales amazed onlookers by blowing bubble rings at exactly the same time.  And wildlife photographer Hiroya Minakuchi was lucky enough to get up close to the trio of animals to capture the moment.<br />
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The three 16ft-long belugas first formed oval shapes with their mouths.  Trapped air bubbles were then released from their mouths in one motion and cleverly formed the perfectly rounded rings which retained their shape in the water.  Mr Minakuchi, 61, is the only photographer allowed to dive in the tank with the belugas at the Shimane Aquarium near Hamada, Japan.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Pictured:  The trio of beluga whales.<br />
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