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Asian small clawed otter

Aonyx cinerea


This otter is a very shy creature, difficult to get close enough to photograph.


Adjacent to a small stream. Altitude 1000m.


This otter emerged from the scrub alongside a small stream. It was bounding towards me, obviously was not aware of my presence as I crept around hunting for bug shots. I took a knee and waved my arm to get its attention. It froze long enough for me to get the shot and disappeared back into the scrub.

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travellingchez 9 years ago

Great spot.

luke.mackin 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! Can't believe they have these so close to Bandung.

misako 9 years ago


Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

Awesome spotting! like the story too :)

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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Aug 2, 2012
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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