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Smile for the Camera

I seriously don’t think that there are any animals cuter than Otters, both River Otters, and Sea Otters (pictured here). Especially this Sea Otter that has her baby on her belly, and holding it by the head almost like she is saying “Smile for the Camera”.

 

Baby Sea Otters are born in the water with their eyes open, some teeth, and a thick coat of dense fur. Meanwhile, River Otters babies are born blind, without teeth, and are nearly completely immobile. Sea Otter Pups are also born with a special coat that allows it to float and stay warm if it falls off the mom.

 

The stomach of the mother acts like a crib for the Sea Otter pup, and allows them to stay warm and dry, and also gives them access to the milk that they will require to grow. Sea Otter Mom’s will carry the babies on their stomachs until they are about 2 months old, and although the pups are able to start diving at 6 weeks old, they will stay with their mom for about six months.

 

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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: 320
Exposure: 1/1600

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I seriously don’t think that there are any animals cuter than Otters, both River Otters, and Sea Otters (pictured here). Especially this Sea Otter that has her baby on her belly, and holding it by the head almost like she is saying “Smile for the Camera”.

 

Baby Sea Otters are born in the water with their eyes open, some teeth, and a thick coat of dense fur. Meanwhile, River Otters babies are born blind, without teeth, and are nearly completely immobile. Sea Otter Pups are also born with a special coat that allows it to float and stay warm if it falls off the mom.

 

The stomach of the mother acts like a crib for the Sea Otter pup, and allows them to stay warm and dry, and also gives them access to the milk that they will require to grow. Sea Otter Mom’s will carry the babies on their stomachs until they are about 2 months old, and although the pups are able to start diving at 6 weeks old, they will stay with their mom for about six months.

 

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: 320
Exposure: 1/1600