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Northern River Otter

Lutra canadensis

Habitat:

Rivers, streams, lakes, marshes, ponds, inland waterways from Mexico north to Alaksa.

Notes:

After searching for otters for months, I got very lucky one afternoon as I was packing my equipment to leave. I was able to watch a family of three play and catch lunch. I still can't believe my luck in getting the shot of the male otter holding the tree with one paw, his fish against the tree, staring right at me sticking out his tongue.


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47 Comments (1–25)

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HazelMarley
HazelMarley 3 years ago

Never seen an otter before... Thanks for sharing!

StephenSolomons
StephenSolomons 4 years ago

wonderful otters

long-island15
long-island15 4 years ago

really cool

long-island15
long-island15 4 years ago

it looks silky in water.

Sea B.
Sea B. 4 years ago

amazing shot!

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 4 years ago

so cute

Telse
Telse 4 years ago

sweet!

lol so cute!

jimmy76
jimmy76 5 years ago

Great Picture

Chantell
Chantell 5 years ago

Fantastic! Great pict!

bbprevas
bbprevas 5 years ago

the second shot is amazing.

chebeague2
chebeague2 5 years ago

Nice one!! :)

KatCuff
KatCuff 5 years ago

He's very opinionated!

UmapornSarasat
UmapornSarasat 5 years ago

Sooo cute..thank for sharing such a beautiful creatures.

Ursula
Ursula 5 years ago

Haha! What a poser! :) Nice spotting!

wildlifewatcher
wildlifewatcher 5 years ago

Love the shot!

VivBraznell
VivBraznell 5 years ago

: )

pennymomof2
pennymomof2 5 years ago

I love it!! Great pics!

DarleneKBoggs
DarleneKBoggs 5 years ago

Great shots! I love otters & have got to watch families of them each of the last two summers while on vacation in different locations. Unfortunately, they weren't close enough to get good pictures.

LarsKorb
LarsKorb 5 years ago

congratulations for the Spotting of the Day

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 5 years ago

Congratulations spotting of the day!

BrandonBlount
BrandonBlount 5 years ago

Congratulations on the spotting of the day!!!!! Very awesome series, and amazing capture with the tongue out!!!

peter
peter 5 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"Northern river otters are known for their sense of play — wrestling, chasing other otters, diving for rocks and clamshells, toying with live prey and occasionally, sliding."

http://facebook.com/projectnoah/posts/13...
http://twitter.com/projectnoah/status/12...

PalomaVe
PalomaVe 6 years ago

Love it!!!!

Orlando, Florida, USA

Lat: 28.54, Long: -81.38

Spotted on Feb 27, 2011
Submitted on Apr 27, 2011

Spotted for mission

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