Thursday, September 01, 2011

Looks like a little romance with the Otter

First camera I had set on this pond was a failure and the otter played underneath the camera without getting one photo, so I placed another one aimed down at the opening they used to play on the mossy log. Nice day pictures of a male and female playing and resting, they will be leaving the pond in a few days and head for the river where the salmon are finally heading up stream to spawn.

You can tell which is the male by the width at the base of the tail, the male is much wider than the female.

The male is resting in the sunny moss, what a life in this secluded pond. This is my goal, to catch animals in their natural daily activities.


At 11:04 AM, Blogger JK said...

Great behavior shots and what a picturesque setting. It made me wonder whether or not it is known where river otters mate. Above ground? In a den? In the water? Where ever they feel like it? I guess a literature search may be in order.

At 11:52 AM, Blogger cliff said...

They will mate most anywhere and at any time during the year. Everything is stored in the female and the egg will become fertilized in time for a spring birth, with the young possibly having different fathers.

Just an amazing animal to study and photograph.

At 3:50 PM, Blogger KB said...

Very cool photos. I love seeing natural behavior and those otters found a wonderful place to hang out.

I also enjoyed your post about whether animals go over, under, or around fallen logs. I once tracked a bear for miles and miles in an early fall snow. He insisted on going *under* every fallen tree even when it appeared that he had to do a belly crawl to fit. I was very surprised by that.

At 9:30 PM, Anonymous WOW Gold said...

Cool photos. I really like seeing natural habits and people otters discovered a great destination to have fun.
Rs Gold Cheap


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