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The combination of the side eye (looking at us out of the corner of his eye) and the hands under the chin, makes it look like this Sea Otter was Plotting something (maybe his attack on is).

 

In reality this Sea Otter was wrapped in kelp, resting, and grooming himself in order to keep the dense fur in top form. The fur of Sea Otters is incredibly dense, with an estimated one million strands of hair per square inch, making it the densest fur of any animal on earth. In addition to being very dense, the fur also consists of waterproof hairs close to the skin that help prevent the cold from getting to the skin. In order to keep the fur doing is job Sea Otters need to be constantly cleaning and grooming in order to keep the fur effective.

 

But maybe this Sea Otter wasn’t grooming at all, and instead plotting how it was going to sink the zodiac that we were shooting from.

 

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Taken: August 13, 2015
Location: Johnstone Strait, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/2000

About this Image

I love images of animals in their natural environments, especially ones where they are almost hiding in their natural environments. This Grizzly Bear lurking in the logs along the shore in the Great Bear Rainforest, is really doing a great job hiding, or more likely trying to get a break from the pouring rains that were were being subjected to that day.

 

What I like about this image is the mossy log that the Grizzly decided to stop under, especially with the nice reds that are on the log. Logs like this is what makes photographing Grizzly Bears in the Great Bear Rainforest really unique to a lot of other locations where you can photograph Grizzlies.

 

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

 

Taken: October 11, 2015
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 1000
Exposure: 1/2000