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Sea otter and pup
Hanging with Mom

Hanging with mom shows a sea otter baby (pup) being carried on it’s moms chest/belly.  Sea otters are unique to most mammals I photograph in that they can have babies at any time during the year, providing the opportunity to photograph babies at any time during the year.  Pups are unable to swim for about the first two months of their life, so this is how their mom carries them, and uses her body as a form of crib for the pup to sleep as well.

 

There isn’t much cuter than a sea otter, other than maybe a sea otter pup. I photographed these guys during my 2015 trip to the Johnstone Strait aboard the Ocean Light II.

 

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

 

Taken: August 12, 2015

Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Focal Length: 500mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 250
Exposure: 1/1250

About this Image

Hanging with mom shows a sea otter baby (pup) being carried on it’s moms chest/belly.  Sea otters are unique to most mammals I photograph in that they can have babies at any time during the year, providing the opportunity to photograph babies at any time during the year.  Pups are unable to swim for about the first two months of their life, so this is how their mom carries them, and uses her body as a form of crib for the pup to sleep as well.

 

There isn’t much cuter than a sea otter, other than maybe a sea otter pup. I photographed these guys during my 2015 trip to the Johnstone Strait aboard the Ocean Light II.

 

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

 

Taken: August 12, 2015

Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Focal Length: 500mm

Aperture: f/7.1

ISO: 250

Exposure: 1/1250