Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Otter - difficult to photograph

Trying to get a good photo of an otter is a challenge in every way, first is finding the otter and the second is getting it to stand still long enough to get the picture. They are always on the move either running or bounding along looking for food or playing, plus they are very smart and fast enough to out run the cameras triggering speed.

These photos would be better if I had been able to set the camera back another foot for a larger field of view, but the pond was behind me and this camera was on a log in 8 feet of water.


At 5:22 PM, Blogger Camera Trap Codger said...

Great results, Cliff. You've camtrapped more otters than most of our peers.

At 8:57 PM, Anonymous Dan F. said...

Otters sure are fast! For the first few years, all I ever photographed were the slides they'd leave in the snow - the camera just wasn't fast enough to catch them in the frame.

I've had better luck along the edges of wetlands, where the local otters seem to be fond of hauling out in the same spots. Shortcuts across spits of land seem to be a special favorite.

At 12:58 AM, Blogger bigcatdetective said...

Lovely pictures,like the bobcat ones.Weirdly enough i,ve set my cam by a tree stump as well....


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