Wild otter

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  1. gizmo2071

    gizmo2071 TPF Noob!

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    I don't think I've posted any of the images from my trip to Vancouver last October.
    And well... I was just looking through them and thought you might enjoy some of them :)

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    A family of wild otters that i came across in a lake in Stanley Park.
    Show with the awful sigma 55-200mm.

    Enjoy.
    Matt
     
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    How very cool to see them in the wild! They look to be a good size, about 3 feet long. Are they?
     
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    I didn't actually see the whole length of their bodies, shot 2 is the best i could tell of their size as they stayed quite far away in the water and kept diving.
    But i'd guess about 3 feet :)
     
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    The second shot is very nice, although I enjoy all of them. Seeing an animal in its natural environment ... well, it's all very cool.

    Last week during our little beach trip we watched an otter with her pup (?). She held the little baby and caressed it and kissed it while floating on her back. She wrapped kelp around themselves like decorations and twisted and swirled in the bay, slipping under the water for maybe 30-40 seconds at a time the moment the smallest bit of fur dried in the sun.

    Nice shots.
     
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    good pictures, 2 is the best since you can see a lot of the otter
     
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    Yeah, I agree that number 2 is the best.
    It really was quite difficult to shoot.
    A lady shouted to me (while she was walking her dogs) that there were otters in the lake. So I quickly changed lenses and chased after them and this is the best i could get from the situation :p
     

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