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Otter Portrait

By jdmphotography
The Otter

Otters have long, slim bodies and relatively short limbs, with webbed paws. Most have sharp claws on their feet, and all have long muscular tails.

They have a very soft underfur which is protected by their outer layer of long guard hair. This traps a layer of air, and keeps them dry and warm under water.

Most otters have fish as the primary item in their diet, supplemented by frogs, crayfish and crabs. Some are expert at opening shellfish, and others will take any available small mammals or birds.

Otters are playful animals, for example sliding repeatedly down snowy slopes, apparently from sheer enjoyment.

Tags: Portrait Wildlife Animals Water Cute Otter Playing Pets Close-up and macro Playful Muscular Paws Enjoyment Tails Wildlife and nature Webbed

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Comments


dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 4:54PM
lovely capture dorothy

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FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
12 Aug 2008 5:08PM
Captured well.
Geoff.
flyingseale 9 400 3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 5:23PM
Everyone has to love otters. Nicely captured...I know they don't sit still for long.

Mike
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
12 Aug 2008 5:28PM
Very nice, am a great fan of Otters.
John
12 Aug 2008 5:33PM
nice shot and subject
12 Aug 2008 6:19PM
He's got a lovely "grumpy" look! Nice capture
12 Aug 2008 6:46PM
A very nice image.
Dave
12 Aug 2008 7:59PM
He has a lovely face, good capture

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