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Northern River Otter

Lutra canadensis


Clean rivers, wood-edged lakes and ponds AND tidal estuaries, like the one in this series.


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KarenL 9 years ago

Lovely! And it looks just like they are posing for their photo!

Nicholas4 9 years ago


galewhale..Gale 9 years ago

Thanks Cheryl! I hope you see them both ... it was such good luck. I happened to be sitting in the right place at the right time. Doesn't happen often.

Cheryl Lee
Cheryl Lee 9 years ago

Love this shot ~ in fact all of your photographs are wonderful, and I appreciate the spirit that goes along with them. I've only come as close as an otter slide to photographing these comic creatures ~ along with a moose these are on my wish list.

MickGrant 10 years ago

Very nice - Good series and story thanks for sharing!

galewhale..Gale 10 years ago

many thanks!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Beautifully told story and beautiful pictures!

Zayra Granatapfel
Zayra Granatapfel 10 years ago

aww x3 so cute!!

galewhale..Gale 10 years ago

Many thanks Christiane and Alice! It was one of those encounters I still savor.

Christiane 10 years ago

Great story.. beautiful photos!

alicelongmartin 10 years ago

Wonderful story and pictures Gale. Thanks for sharing with us.

galewhale..Gale 10 years ago

Yeah I felt a bit like t.v..... just needed a beer and some chips. Unfortunately I was pretty boring, since I was trying to be very still so's not to scare them.

peter 10 years ago

It's like they're posing :D

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Maine, USA

Spotted on Nov 3, 2006
Submitted on Mar 9, 2011

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