Top 5: Otter Photos

I’ve been lucky in Yellowstone these past 2 summers, watching groups of otters doing their thing – and the shows have apparently been quite a rare thing to witness according to others.

Here are my top 5 photos of les otters from the past two summers:

Number 5

Golden light, watching these cute little dudes sleep on a fallen log over one of the most beautiful lakes I have seen (Trout Lake, Yellowstone National Park).

Number 4

Mama, eating her trout and fighting off her 2 pups. What a task. PS – some noisy tourist disrupted their flow, that’s what they are looking at!

Number 3

How waterproof does their fur look? Nice.

Number 2

Nice whiff of a fresh trout being eaten. Yum – she sure enjoyed it!

Number 1

I have a whole sequence of this – including his/her brother/sister coming to join. Unfortunately, my lens was set at manuel, and resulted in somewhat blurry photos. Ahh…there is always next year, I hope!

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Photo of the Day – Snoozing River Otters

Discovered in Yellowstone National Park during a hike around Trout Lake in the early evening. There were three playful river otters putting on a nice show, and this is one of the last shots I took before they slipped into a nice relaxing sleep while basking in the evening light.

Photo of the Day – River Otter

Trout Lake, Yellowstone. The elusive river otter finally showed it’s face when I was there last summer, and he brought some friends! I camped out a few days to try to catch a glimpse of the now rare river otter attempting a comeback in Trout Lake.

Then on the last day of my attempt to find them, this little guy popped his head out of the water to say hello (or goodbye?).

What better backdrop could I have for this?