Fun Friday: Time for a Nap




While kayaking outside Tutka Bay, Alaska, I came upon this Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) who was just hangin’ out, catching 40 winks. As I kayaked past him, he lazily opened one eye, just enough to watch me coast by. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6, IS lens, shot at 390mm […]

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Double Trouble, Revisited




(This post originally published in January, 2011) One of my first encounters with Northern River Otters (Lutra canadensis), this experience hooked me on being around and photographing these playful and ornery, but so lovable creatures … especially from the kayak! Since this post first published, I have had many encounters with these adorable creatures. To […]

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Kayaking with a Friend




Last week while kayaking, I had one of my favorite friends join me … a Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis). When I first noticed him, I had the kayak facing away from him while I photographed beavers around their lodge. While swimming past me, he made quite a splashing noise as he swam via a […]

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Down, But Not Out!




A few weeks ago, I reported that I was preparing to launch into a new photo project. Well, that project is now complete and I’m about ready to share it with everyone. The project? Two weeks in beautiful Baja, photographing birds, whales and lots of beautiful desert scenery! Although I’ve been home for a little […]

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A Sea Otter’s Diet




Today, some more sea otters (Enhydra lutris). Today’s images show a couple of the sea otters with prey. Sea otters are predators, feasting mostly on such morsels as abalone (fish), sea urchins, crabs, mussels, and fish. Since they really love some of the shellfish, it is quite common to come across an otter that is […]

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Thief!




Watch your heart, these guys are professional thieves … they steal hearts all the time! I think anyone who has been around the Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) will attest to that. They are so comical to watch as they groom themselves while floating in the wavey waters, on their backs. Or when they are busy […]

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Fun Friday: Two Peas in a Pod!




This Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) mom and her cute little pup were photographed while kayaking just outside Little Tutka Bay, Alaska, during my photo trip there in September. I have more sea otter images to share, but I just wanted to share this cute pair for today’s “Fun Friday” post … hope you enjoy it! […]

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Otterly Fabulous Outing!!! (Re-post)




(This post originally published in July 2010) Yesterday’s kayak adventure will be hard to beat … may never beat it! I was really hoping to get some more images of Momma Raccoon with her 5 little kits, but didn’t see them. The area where I am now working is owned by the Missouri Department of […]

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Fun Friday: Otterly in Love




Today’s Fun Friday post is one of my first encounters with the adorable Northern River Otter (Lutra canadensis):       Since that day, I have had many fun-filled encounters with river otters. If you never read my “Tug-O-War” post, where I wrote about an unforgettable encounter a couple of years ago, here is the […]

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Pack Creek (Photo Workshop Day 2), Part 2




In the previous trip post, we had just reached Pack Creek, our destination for photographing brown bears. Once we got anchored in the bay, we all grabbed our photo equipment, loaded into the skiff, and headed to shore. Pack Creek has 2 viewing areas: a viewing tower that you can climb and get a bird’s-eye […]

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