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By phil_j  
Firstly may I thank you all for the comments left on my recent uploads from my visit to the BWC.
A very big thank you to Steve and Johanna for their personal awards on my images of the Fox and Harvest Mouse, and of course to Pete for the HC on yesterday's Highland Tiger (Scottish Wildcat).
Sticking with the BWC theme I have an Otter for you this evening, I was in two minds which of these images to upload, so I have put them all on!.
Again my aim was to use the chance to be in the enclosures with the animal to try to make the shot's look as natural and in the wild as possible.
Hope you like them.

Thank you for looking


Tags: General Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
4 Dec 2009 8:28PM
3 wonderful captures all so full of detail V2 is my favourite

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Karrol 9 29 England
4 Dec 2009 8:34PM
Three superb shots!
DerekL 13 191 24 England
4 Dec 2009 8:34PM
3 top class images.
Good detail, colours and composition in each.
I look forward to going there next year. If I can get any shots as good as these I will be well pleased.

csurry 16 9.2k 92
4 Dec 2009 8:35PM
Number 3 is my preferred image Grin
phil_j 12 134 4 England
4 Dec 2009 8:36PM
Thank you all, Derek, it's a great place, I am sure you will enjoy it.

Three fantastic shots Phil - all deserve a vote !

Glyn1 9 4 1 England
4 Dec 2009 8:51PM
3 beautiful shots Phil, I have never seen an otter in the wild but I do think they are lovely creatures, you have caught them excellently. Great work.

Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 8:51PM
All three are excellent shots. Sorry about the modSmile

phil_j 12 134 4 England
4 Dec 2009 8:53PM
Thanks for the Mod shades Wink
ColouredImages 13 47 35 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 9:03PM
Three stunning captures Phil. I think what makes them stand out in a class of their own is the low viewpoint from which they are shot. I envy your skills
John_Wannop 13 96 Wales
4 Dec 2009 9:06PM
V2 for me Phil.

phil_j 12 134 4 England
4 Dec 2009 9:07PM
Thank you Mike, I am honoured to get your personal award.

I was very lucky to be able to get into the animals enclosures on our visit, we were on a workshop with Wild Arena, and my bin liner came in very handy to allow me to lie down on the ground to get the POV I wanted without getting too wet!

thank you again, and also to everybody that has voted and commented, I appreciate it very much.

4 Dec 2009 9:13PM
3 excellent shots, all nicely captured V3 for me
DaveCole 11 152 Wales
4 Dec 2009 9:17PM
Three fantastic images!Well done..
9 10 10 England
4 Dec 2009 9:34PM
Three wonderful shots - they should all have a vote.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 9:43PM
Each worthy of a solo feature but I have to add V3 is my preference for the light & pose. Good work all round.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2009 9:48PM
a great set
4 Dec 2009 10:46PM
3 superb images......V3 I think is fabulous,the comp,detail is fabulous !!
4 Dec 2009 10:55PM
Lovely set of quality images, nice work
4 Dec 2009 11:07PM
Good ones. A
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
4 Dec 2009 11:45PM
Worthy of the awards Phil. Ron.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2009 12:29AM
Being inside the enclosure and using a low pov have produced amazing images of the otter, Phil, what a wonderful photo opportunity. Glad you've mastered the binbag trick. All lovely, but V3 is my favourite.
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
5 Dec 2009 12:48AM
A good set Phil,V3 is my pick.
5 Dec 2009 8:06AM
Wonderful trio Phil

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
5 Dec 2009 9:17AM
V3 for me too Phil.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
5 Dec 2009 11:30AM
Three fine shots Phil. V2 seems to appeal to me most.
mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2009 3:34PM
super set, cheers.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2009 6:13PM
i too love V3
Just caught up with the cat & mouse...cracking images Phil

All ones to be extremely proud of

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2009 6:17PM
three beauties.....

5 Dec 2009 7:04PM
excellent shots and POV
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2009 2:27PM
An excellent series - very natural looking.


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