Have you ever seen an Otter eating a crayfish? It may look painful, but in reality, it’s just their natural way of catching and eating their prey. Recently, I had the opportunity to photograph an otter doing just that at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
I visited the Upper Scarborough area and parked in the designated parking area. From there, I walked to the location where I spotted the River Otter. Using my hand-held Canon EOS R5 camera and RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens, I was able to capture some amazing shots of the otter in action.
On July 26, 2022, at 08:35 A.M., I took these photos in Aperture Priority mode with an aperture of f8, a shutter speed of 1/2500, and an ISO of 3200. The result was a series of stunning images that show the otter’s natural hunting and eating behavior.
In conclusion, despite the appearance of pain, the Otter eating the crayfish is just a part of their natural way of life. If you have the opportunity to visit the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma, be sure to keep an eye out for these fascinating creatures.