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p.1 #1 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Every now and then, I get to see a few River Otters around here. Usually, I see them in ponds, lakes, or the ocean. They prefer to catch most of their food in the ocean because it is easier. Just because they are often seen swimming in the ocean, many people believe they are Sea Otters. These two types of Otter are quite easy to tell apart:
http://www.seattleaquarium.org/document.doc?id=1661

There are few, if any, Sea Otters along the SE coast of Vancouver Island. The Valdez oil-spill disaster killed many Sea Otters along the west coast of Alaska and BC. In the 1700's and 1800's, vast numbers were slaughtered for the fur trade. "Alaska" by James A. Michener gives a rather gruesome account of how they were killed.

Fortunately, five years ago, I came across a family of 5 River Otters catching fish and bringing them ashore to eat. As long as I kept my distance, they were not to concerned with my presence.
Lighting was not the best, with them in full shade and the bright water behind. All shots were taken with the Canon 1DMk3 and the 100-400.











1. "Look at that fish that Dad caught."

  Canon EOS-1D Mark III    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/250s    1600 ISO    +0.5 EV  







2. "Come on Dad, aren't you going to share?"







3. "Aren't you going to share with the children dear?"







4. "All we can do is wait and hope children, but keep an eye on that human."







5. "Something suspicious over there, get ready to dive back into the water."




Sep 05, 2013 at 09:47 PM
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6. "I caught this all by myself, now I just have to figure out how to eat it."







7. "Don't let that human steal your fish, dear."







8. "Oh boy, can I have a bite?"







9. "Hey, no eye-gouging."







10. "Maybe I can keep his mouth shut with my left paw."




Sep 05, 2013 at 09:49 PM
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11. "This is my best side for photographs."







12. "Don't worry, dear, we will catch a fish for you too."







13. "Are you still here?"







14. "Maybe I can swallow it whole."




Sep 05, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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15. "You watch in that direction, Mom, and I'll watch this way."







16. "Let's have a shake first."







17. "This is as tough as leather. Maybe it is just a sole of an old shoe."




Sep 05, 2013 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #5 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Good job Imagemaster!!! Great story
BeeBalm



Sep 05, 2013 at 09:57 PM
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p.1 #6 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Simply outstanding, it might be an older body but that lens & your processing is way above the bar
Regards
Went



Sep 05, 2013 at 10:01 PM
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p.1 #7 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Superb set. The entire action packed series is well captured.


Sep 05, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #8 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


very nice Tony


Sep 05, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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p.1 #9 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Super series Tony. Nice work on the captions as well.

Rob



Sep 05, 2013 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #10 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Outstanding set of otters, Tony. I really like your story about this otter family.

- Tam



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p.1 #11 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Tony, this is fabulous !!! The shots are just stunning , then your narrative just let ones imagination take over.
I hated to come to the last shot.

Bravo Tony

Birdie



Sep 05, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #12 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


You did a fine job with an "old" camera, Tony I like the clarity and the beautiful detail in these
Socrate



Sep 05, 2013 at 11:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Great shots Tony, and the captions fit very well ~ Ron


Sep 05, 2013 at 11:39 PM
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p.1 #14 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Great shots and fun narrative as well...they were certainly aware of you but didn't seem to care a whole lot. I guess the trick is to not look too hungry.


Sep 05, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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p.1 #15 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Super set Tony

Morris



Sep 06, 2013 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #16 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Sweet set Tony. Nice bit of information too (and I enjoyed the linked info). Top notch images.


Sep 06, 2013 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #17 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


stunning series!


Sep 06, 2013 at 04:02 AM
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p.1 #18 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Great shots and info Tony, thanks for both.
David



Sep 06, 2013 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #19 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


Good illustrated storytelling Tony.
Douglas



Sep 06, 2013 at 11:54 AM
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p.1 #20 · River Otter family fishing lessons. (17)


These are GREAT !!!

Todd



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