Otter Pup Taking A Break

River Otters frequently rub and roll on grass, bare ground, and logs to dry themselves off and maintain the insulating quality of their fur.

Otter Pup Taking A Break
Otter Pup Taking A Break

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 24, 2022 (08:18 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -2/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T17:39:18-06:00September 3, 2022|Categories: Otter|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Otter Pup Taking A Break

River Otter Pup Feet

You can see in my photo that the River Otter Pup toes are fully webbed. I also read that the paws of the River Otter have a fine sense of touch.

I photographed this River Otter Pup at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

River Otter Feet
River Otter Feet

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 18, 2022 (10:28 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 2500 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T18:07:44-06:00August 25, 2022|Categories: Otter|Tags: , , |Comments Off on River Otter Pup Feet

River Otter Pup In Duckweed

I was at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma when I photographed this River Otter Pup In Duckweed.

River Otter Pup In Duckweed
River Otter Pup In Duckweed

Although they are sometimes referred to as “River Otters,” North American River Otters can be found in a wide range of freshwater and coastal marine aquatic habitats, such as lakes, rivers, inland wetlands, coastal shorelines, marshes, and estuaries.
It is capable of withstanding a wide range of temperatures and altitudes.
The primary needs of a North American River Otter are a consistent food source and simple access to a body of water.
It will, however, vanish from polluted locations since it is susceptible to pollution.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 18, 2022 (10:18 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 4000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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2022-12-22T18:09:58-06:00August 24, 2022|Categories: Otter|Tags: , , |Comments Off on River Otter Pup In Duckweed

Two River Otter Pups

I was sitting on the ground photographing a cool looking bee when Two River Otter Pups showed up.

I read that because of their nearsightedness, which is a result of eyesight that has been modified for underwater sight, North American River Otters frequently get within a few feet of a human standing on the shore.

Otter Pup #1
Otter Pup #1
Otter Pup # 2
Otter Pup #2

The North American River Otters may survive on their own after eight weeks outside the den, but they often stay with their families—which occasionally includes the father—until the next spring.
The North American River Otter yearlings venture out in search of their own home ranges before the arrival of the following litter.

I photographed these two River Otters at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 18, 2022 (10:18 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 8000 and 4000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T18:22:05-06:00August 23, 2022|Categories: Otter|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Two River Otter Pups

Otter Eating Crayfish Looks Painful

I photographed an Otter again at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It sure looks like the Otter is in pain while eating the crayfish. I’m sure it’s not, but it sure looks that way.

These Otters are in an area called Upper Scarborough. I parked in the parking area and walked to this location. When I photograph them I am hand-holding my camera and lens.

Otter Eating Crayfish #4
Otter Eating Crayfish #4
Otter Eating Crayfish #5
Otter Eating Crayfish #5
Otter Eating Crayfish #7
Otter Eating Crayfish #7

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 26, 2022 (08:35 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 3200
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-23T16:49:10-06:00July 28, 2022|Categories: Otter|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Otter Eating Crayfish Looks Painful
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