Friday, February 6, 2009

Candid Camera Sea Otter

I have been taking tours out on Elkhorn Slough for 15 years, and am amazed that there is always something new, but this has got to be one of the quirkiest observations yet. We just finished a week long set of cruises with a photography club. We had many wonderful wildlife shots including the baby otter. But this fellow seemed to be taking photos of us! A tourist must have dropped this video camera in the slough (been under a while as evidenced by the alga growth) and it was found by the otter. One of the photographers shared his photo with us and allowed us to post it. Photographer Enrique Aguirre stated, "OK, this is the funniest thing I have seen in the wild. I promise there is no Photoshop involved, this IS a REAL shot.". We wonder what the otter plans to use it for, maybe the sea otter is posting on u-tube right now.... Captain Yohn Gideon


Rebecca Jackrel said...

Thanks for geting us into just the right spots for some amazing photography this week! We all had such a great time and we're all in awe of this talented otter! One of the funniest things I've ever seen!

michael said...

In case one was not enough.... here is a series of shots of the "otter cam". You can see the mom is w/pup in some of them.

Thanks for the trip !