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Crab Dinner

On our 2019 version of the Marine Mammals photo tour we were treated to several cool Sea Otters, who had no problem gathering food and bringing it up and eating it right in front of our zodiac. And in one case, a mom with her pup we eating right in front of the sailboat while anchored.

 

This particular Sea Otter treated us to a variety of what makes up their diet, including urchins, clams, and much to our surprise, this crab, which was still moving when it was brought up.  But it wasn’t long until the Sea Otter was eating it up.

 

Because they don’t have much body fat, they rely on their fur and they have a high metabolism which helps keep them warm, and therefore need to spend about 12 hours a day eating.  We watched several hours of it on our 7 day trip.

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: August 4, 2019
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera: Canon 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/2500

About this Image

On our 2019 version of the Marine Mammals photo tour we were treated to several cool Sea Otters, who had no problem gathering food and bringing it up and eating it right in front of our zodiac. And in one case, a mom with her pup we eating right in front of the sailboat while anchored.

 

This particular Sea Otter treated us to a variety of what makes up their diet, including urchins, clams, and much to our surprise, this crab, which was still moving when it was brought up.  But it wasn’t long until the Sea Otter was eating it up.

 

Because they don’t have much body fat, they rely on their fur and they have a high metabolism which helps keep them warm, and therefore need to spend about 12 hours a day eating.  We watched several hours of it on our 7 day trip.

This image is copyright © Terri Shaddick, if you are interested in using or purchasing this image, or any other images on my site, contact Terri Shaddick at contact@wildelements.ca.

 

Taken: August 4, 2019
Location: Johnstone Strait Area, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 1600
Exposure: 1/2500