Posted by
Craig (Vacaville, California, United States) on 21 February 2008 in Animal & Insect.

My buddy the North American River Otter slides silently through the water looking for an opportunity to enter his den underneath those twigs on the riverbank.

SONY DSC-H9 1/20 second F/5.0 ISO 80 31 mm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A beautiful nature shot. I love all the earthy textures and colors.

21 Feb 2008 5:54am

e. from New York, NY, United States

Beautiful! I really like the ripples you captured.

21 Feb 2008 6:12am

Koushiro from Singapore, Singapore

Way cool! I like both the Ripples and the reflection here! Well done!

21 Feb 2008 7:25am

Bleak GardeN from Babol, Iran

reflection...beautiful nature,,,yeah great shot

21 Feb 2008 8:30am

Betty from United States

Wonderful opportunity to be photographing the otter! Nice shot.

21 Feb 2008 10:36am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

You're right -- he's sneaky. I was busy looking at the leaf debris on the surface of the water and the great reflections. It you hadn't mentioned he was there, I might have missed him altogether. So much for close observation, eh? But it's early morning here and I'm still sleepy (excuses, excuses... lol).

21 Feb 2008 12:03pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Nice reflection, the root of the treeeat the bottom looks like an upside down skull...

21 Feb 2008 12:15pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

Craiger another intriging shot... just beautiful.

21 Feb 2008 1:17pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang Prigge from Granby, QC, Canada

Nice, I love it!

21 Feb 2008 1:30pm

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Nice capture Graiger, I also like the reflections in the water.

21 Feb 2008 1:37pm

Michael from Wuppertal, Germany

Beautiful shot!

21 Feb 2008 2:29pm

Ron from Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Great reflection!

21 Feb 2008 3:35pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A very beautiful nature shot, so full of details, love it!

21 Feb 2008 4:24pm

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

Wonderful with the reflections again... like Michael said, I really love the earthiness of this.

21 Feb 2008 4:24pm

Elisa from Massachusetts, United States

nice capture!!

21 Feb 2008 5:59pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

Man, I'd like to be buddies with a North American River Otter! ;) Seriously though, nice candid shot. Always neat to see animals and things I wouldn't usually even realize were there.

21 Feb 2008 6:04pm

Michael Rawluk from Prince George, Canada

Nicely textured water.

21 Feb 2008 6:13pm

standley from brou-sur-chantereine, France

Wonderful intriguing shot. Well done

21 Feb 2008 10:00pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I love the textures of the tree bark in the reflection and the ripples created by the the Otter. Beautiful Craig.

21 Feb 2008 10:12pm

Ale from Mexico

Great reflection!!! Love the colors

21 Feb 2008 10:48pm

Rebecca from Leicester, United Kingdom

Really superb capture of this scene in the wild. As it happens, I also attempted a shot at an otter, but that was at the Sealife centre in Birmingham where we brought Elise last week. (My very poor attempt at it as the otter scurried by, on this post at our family blog).
The reflections in your image here are really marvellous, imho.

21 Feb 2008 11:04pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Nice colors and details.

22 Feb 2008 1:10am

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Neat shot Craiger! Looks like he's on a covert mission.

22 Feb 2008 5:08am

Richard_Irwin from Belper, United Kingdom

Good framing, to include the water, the textures, and with the beautiful otter in just the right place.

22 Feb 2008 12:24pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

OOOOO you finally found one!!!!
Love the reflections too!!!! Excellent!

22 Feb 2008 6:01pm

Oswegan from Lake Oswego, United States

Cool reflection.

23 Feb 2008 4:36am

1/20 second
ISO 80
31 mm