River Otters are known for their playful and curious nature. These aquatic mammals are not only a delight to watch but also play an important role in maintaining the balance of the ecosystem. One of the most adorable sights you can ever see is a River Otter pup exploring its world. Recently, I photographed a River Otter pup swimming and playing in water filled with 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

Duckweed, also known as Lemna, is a tiny floating plant that covers the surface of stagnant water bodies, such as ponds and lakes. It provides a perfect habitat for a variety of aquatic animals, including fish, frogs, and insects. But for a river otter pup, duckweed is much more than just a place to hide or hunt for food. It’s a whole new world of fun and adventure.

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 18, 2022 (10:18 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/2500
  • ISO: 4000 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm

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