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Sea Otter

Enhydra lutris

Description:

Sea Otter found an octopus killed it and ate it.

Habitat:

North Pacific


1 species ID suggestions

octopus
cephalopod mollusc of the order Octopoda Octopus

15 Comments

Morgan G
Morgan G 6 years ago

Wow! What a great catch -- for you and the otter both!

FoTony
FoTony 6 years ago

Great capture!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

That is a truly excellent spot ! Would love to have seen the action.

BillCarpenter
BillCarpenter 6 years ago

We were on a ship tour in the Kenai Fjords National Park outside of Seward, Alaska. Pretty much certain to see Otters anytime of the year. Have never seen an Otter with an Octopus.

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Amazing shot - especially when you consider an octopus can kill a shark! http://video.nationalgeographic.com/vide...

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 6 years ago

Where were you when you took the picture? Fantastic picture!

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 6 years ago

Good grief! 15 minutes in sea otter time is forever to worry a young pup. But, maybe the young one learned some tricks from an obviously smart mom.

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 6 years ago

Would you like to add this to the Marine mammal Mission?
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/6544...

galewhale..Gale
galewhale..Gale 6 years ago

Very special observation! I would never imagine an otter taking on an octopus (or was it a squid?). I'd be one worried pup too watching a battle like this one.. 15 minutes!!

SarahJoyBallard
SarahJoyBallard 6 years ago

What a lucky thing to experience!! Great photo!!

Thurd13
Thurd13 6 years ago

Wow! amazing spotting...!

rubens.luciano
rubens.luciano 6 years ago

It´s a big octopus ! Nice picture !

BillCarpenter
BillCarpenter 6 years ago

We have others but not as clear. It was a large octopus, the otter is a mature female probably about 45lbs. She had a pup close by that appeared to be pretty worried about the encounter. The fight last probably 15 minutes.

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 6 years ago

That is an awesome shot! That octopus is huge compared to the sea otter and still appears to have lost the battle. I wish you had more shots, but this one is fantastic!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 6 years ago

Wow! What a shot!

Seward, Alaska, USA

Lat: 60.10, Long: -149.44

Spotted on Jul 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 5, 2011

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