River Otters are aquatic mammals, but they do come out of the water at times to rest and sunbathe on land. If you see an Otter laying in dirt, it might be taking a break or drying off after being in the water. Otters are known to be playful and relaxed animals, so it’s possible it’s just enjoying its time on land.

I photographed this Otter pup on one of the service roads located at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The Otter pup in my photo looks relaxed and content. It’s evident that the pup has found a comfortable spot to rest.

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


  • 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)
  • Exposure Compensation: -2/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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