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Small clawed Asian Otter (aonyx cinerea)
Oriental small-clawed otters can be found in freshwater wetland systems such as swamps, meandering rivers, mangroves and tidal pools. They are found in irrigated rice fields and wander between patches of reeds and river debris where many crab species (Brachyura) are likely to be found. They dislike bare and open areas that do not offer any shelter. Thus, they prefer pond areas and rice fields over rivers with bare banks. When in the riverine systems they choose areas with low vegetation and their nesting burrows are dug into the muddy banks. This species spend most of its time on land unlike most other otters.
This specimen I managed to catch during a feeding session for him and two others at the WWT London Wetlands, Barnes. I was pleased to see that the shot shows his very distinctive short and stubby feet. This is a great advantage to him as he can use the hands/feet to great effect when hunting/feeding and swimming.
He is of course a captive animal.
Many thanks as ever to all those people who found time to comment or vote on my suspect attempts at m/cycling photography and particular thanks to Steve (sparrowhawk) Annette (annette38) who kindly gave their UA's.
Ron

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Nov 2013 - 12:07 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Asian Otter
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:21 Nov 2013 - 4:28 PM
Tags:Maiwand., Pets / captive animals, Water, Wildlife
Votes:68

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
21 Nov 2013 - 4:29 PM

lovely capture like from me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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21 Nov 2013 - 4:33 PM

A beautiful capture. Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2013 - 4:34 PM

brilliant detail ron wonderful textures and tones a stunner nice one Wink
andy

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JuBarney
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21 Nov 2013 - 4:53 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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DerekL
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:00 PM

Lovely image Ron.
Captive, or not, they still move so quickly.

Derek

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Mike_Smith
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:02 PM

Cracking detailed shot Ron

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Lillian
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:07 PM

I love these beautiful creatures Ron
And like the quality image here so well captured with the fish meal
Lillian

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Brian65
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:12 PM

Superb detailed shot Ron, top notch as always.
Brian

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Badgerfred
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:21 PM

Fine capture Ron,
Fred.

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franken
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21 Nov 2013 - 5:28 PM

Impressive capture here Ron.

Ken

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NDODS
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21 Nov 2013 - 6:03 PM

Superbly detailed and so very well captured, a real gem and such a delight to be able to view...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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AnnJ
AnnJ  3 Scotland
21 Nov 2013 - 6:05 PM

Superb capture, it's terrific. Ann.

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richmowil
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21 Nov 2013 - 6:24 PM

Very impressive image!! Good detail and natural colours - nice work!!

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leontari
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21 Nov 2013 - 6:41 PM

A really stunning image Ron. Great detail as well.
Effrossini

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sparrowhawk
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21 Nov 2013 - 6:49 PM

beautiful shot

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2013 - 7:09 PM

Lovely imageSmile

Eileen

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Holmewood
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21 Nov 2013 - 7:23 PM

What a lovely shot Ron and love the write up. Cathy

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GeorgePlatis
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:18 PM

Fabulous photograph Ron! Great details and timing on this fine capture!
George

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helenlinda
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21 Nov 2013 - 8:37 PM

Excellent detailed capture SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
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21 Nov 2013 - 9:12 PM

An excellent detailed shot of the otter Ron and an interesting narrative too. They have a family of these at Slimbridge and they are real characters and most entertaining to watch

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rayme330
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21 Nov 2013 - 9:49 PM

A stunning study and presentation of an otter at lunch, good write up too, Ron.

Ray

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annettep38
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21 Nov 2013 - 10:18 PM

A great shot of this handsome otter having his sashimi!

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22 Nov 2013 - 12:28 AM

This is an impressive and informing capture-- Thank you for your text-- Wonderful, both!

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fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2013 - 8:17 AM

Excellent well timed capture.

Albert

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CaroleS
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22 Nov 2013 - 8:24 AM

A lovely detailed study

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DicksPics
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22 Nov 2013 - 10:02 AM

Excellent detail and timing, Ron - I love this image!

Richard

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22 Nov 2013 - 11:38 AM

Lovely detail as always Ron,
Geoff.

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Joline
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22 Nov 2013 - 1:05 PM

An educational commentary.
We have otters here at the lake shore in winter....I love to watch them popping up through holes in the ice at the shore edge. They don't look a lot different from this variety.

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22 Nov 2013 - 9:45 PM

Excellent details captured Ron, great timing..Lin

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SteveMackay
22 Nov 2013 - 10:46 PM

Wonderful shot Ron and thanks for the informative write up, great shot!!!SmileSmileSmile

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23 Nov 2013 - 4:34 AM

A superb image, Ron and thanks for the information.

Simon

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23 Nov 2013 - 12:53 PM

Thanks everyone
Ron

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Louise_Morris
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23 Nov 2013 - 8:26 PM

What a super image Ron - full of detail and character. Lou

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rogerfry
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25 Nov 2013 - 1:19 PM

Great shot Ron....(all that's missing is a bag of chips! Grin).....lovely detail of the hands.

Roger.

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gwynn56
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26 Nov 2013 - 4:24 PM

beautiful capture Smile

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29 Nov 2013 - 6:58 PM

quality shot with good info.

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30 Nov 2013 - 4:03 PM

Fine capture and interesting write up. A

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