Andy Smith Photography

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River Otter Family

River otter Family 


While viewing Goose Rock, a rounded mass of lava on the John Day River in Oregon, that emptied into the ocean about 80 million years ago, Kim and I found a surprise, three River Otters, playing and feeding in the river below the rock. We watched them and they watched us for about 45 minutes, a truly wonderful experience of communing with another species of mammal. This was my first experience with River Otters in the wild.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II, TAMRON SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 600mm, ISO 400, 1/320th, f9