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Posted by drewkleine on Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:13 pm

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I've been fortunate to find two different groups of river otters that permanently live in a network of remote marsh ponds. They're very shy, so it takes getting in early and only leaving when they're done feeding and quietly resting, just so I don't disturb them. In return, I've gotten to witness some fantastic natural behaviors. This morning a gentle snow was falling, and my friends were out doing their thing.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:07 pm
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Such a nice capture in a natural environment, doing what it "otter" ;). The snowflakes are a nice touch for an idea of time and place. Lovely low angle shot-you patience was well rewarded.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:11 am
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Looks like you're on a roll with these lovely wildlife scenes, Drew! Otters are so fascinating to watch, and you got a beautiful shot of this one with its catch on the frozen pond, and I love the pose with head turn and raised forepaw. The golden reeds provide a perfect background. Love it!

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by david fletcher on Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:14 pm
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Another cracking good image Drew! Good work!
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by Ron Day on Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:21 pm
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Excellent low perspective, detail, and pose. The snow is beautiful. And the fish in the mouth is the perfect finishing touch.
 

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