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Otter Eating Crayfish Looks Painful

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.

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Otter Eating Crayfish 
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Otter Eating Crayfish 
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Otter Eating Crayfish 

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 [Read More…]