Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Otter!

Sometimes you never know what you will see when you take a walk in the woods. I was walking along a swamp in Dogtown in Gloucester when I heard some loud, agitated sniffing.  I could see some disturbed water but couldn’t quite figure out what it was.  Then it popped its head up. 

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It was an otter!  This was my first otter sighting ever and to get off some shots made it all the more fun.

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20 comments:

hip chick said...

Fantastic! I have seen them swimming in the tidal river before. They are so cute and it's great that you had the camera at the ready.

A New England Life said...

I didn't even know we had Otters around here! Look at that sweet little face.

Roy said...

That is just fabulous Steve, what a great sight to see and even better to get photos off.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Oh, wow! I'll bet you were so excited! Great shots, too!

Chris said...

Wow congrats Steve on this observation and on the ncie pictures. I love them!! I would have been completely excited and I guess you were. I would also have probably jumped into the water to take pictures ;-)

Richard said...

Great shot Steve.

Johnny Nutcase said...

congrats on your first otter!! (and pictures too, excellent!). I'm a huge fan of these guys, glad you got to see him. There are a few families around here that i was seeing regularly but it seems they may have relocated, hmm. Great shots!

Kay said...

What a cutie and how lucky you were to capture these shots.

The Early Birder said...

An exciting encounter..well shot Steve. FAB.

Stacey Dawn said...

What an inquisivite looking fella'...very cute!

TonyC said...

Great Post Steve, and well done on getting a couple of shots in too.

Denise said...

Incredible! Fantastic captures of this wonderful otter Steve. I'm so glad you were able to photograph him as I know they do not hang around very long. You must have great reflexes.

eileeninmd said...

How cute! What a neat sighting. Great photos, Steve!

Cindy said...

Nice catch, Steve.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Oh WOW!! WHat a great find Steve. A cute little fellow too!!

Randi said...

What a magnificent capture!

EG Wow said...

ou must have been quick with your camera!

Phil said...

Brilliant photo Steve. Can't have been easy.

Carol Mattingly said...

Oh my gosh what a cool little guy this is sticking his head up out of the water. Love it. Thanks Steve. Hope all is well with you.

Erica Houskeeper said...

These are so great Steve! The otter is so cute. We have one that lives in our pond, and whenever I see him it just brightens up my day.

Beautiful shots -- it looks like you two made a connection!

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