As I was walking down a service road near the Upper Scarborough area of Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, I heard the sound of River Otters splashing in the water. I approached cautiously and was amazed to see one of them munching on a large catfish head, while the other was swimming in and out of a large pipe used to drain water.

River Otter Eating Catfish Head

River Otter Eating Catfish Head

I watched the Otter struggling to chew through the tough, spiny exterior of the catfish head. It was incredible to see the strength and resilience of these fascinating creatures, and I felt privileged to have witnessed this moment of nature up close.

Quickly, I grabbed my camera and started taking photos, hand-holding it to capture the action. Despite the Otter’s proximity, it seemed unfazed by my presence, allowing me to take several detailed shots of this amazing creature as it enjoyed its meal.

Otter Eating Catfish Head

Otter Eating Catfish Head

Overall, this experience was a true testament to the power and beauty of nature, and I will always treasure the memories and photos of this unforgettable encounter.

Image Information (First Image):

  • Date: 07/18/20
  • Time: 10:42 AM
  • Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
  • ISO: 800
  • Aperture: 5.6
  • Shutter: 1/300
  • Exp. Comp.: -0.67
  • Lens (mm): 800
  • Program Mode: Aperture Priority

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