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Top 10 of 2016: #4b - Fish for Lunch

Finally!!! I got images of River Otters. I was just saying a few weeks ago that I am due to see a River Otter, and how much I really wanted to see one. I have seen one at a distance, but have never gotten any photos or to truly experience the fun that is involved in watching and photographing River Otters. Not only did I get to see one, I saw a group of five, and got multiple images of them pulling fish out of the water to eat them, like this image.

 

River otters are opportunistic feeders, and their diets vary quite a bit. While River Otters primarily eat fish, they will really just eat whatever they can get, and have been known to eat amphibians, crustaceans, insects, rodents, and even birds. In this image, the River Otter is enjoying an afternoon lunch of a Cutthroat Trout.

 

I still have a lot of images to go through, and will be posting an update on my experiences on my recent trip to Yellowstone, so stay tuned to my recent photos and blog for more images.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 27, 2016
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 5000
Exposure: 1/1000

About this Image

Finally!!! I got images of River Otters. I was just saying a few weeks ago that I am due to see a River Otter, and how much I really wanted to see one. I have seen one at a distance, but have never gotten any photos or to truly experience the fun that is involved in watching and photographing River Otters. Not only did I get to see one, I saw a group of five, and got multiple images of them pulling fish out of the water to eat them, like this image.

 

River otters are opportunistic feeders, and their diets vary quite a bit. While River Otters primarily eat fish, they will really just eat whatever they can get, and have been known to eat amphibians, crustaceans, insects, rodents, and even birds. In this image, the River Otter is enjoying an afternoon lunch of a Cutthroat Trout.

 

I still have a lot of images to go through, and will be posting an update on my experiences on my recent trip to Yellowstone, so stay tuned to my recent photos and blog for more images.

 

If you are interested in purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, please contact me contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: December 27, 2016
Location: Yellowstone National Park

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 5000
Exposure: 1/1000