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This Sea Otter was photographed during our 2018 Great Bear Rainforest trip, which was exciting because it is not normally a trip which we see Sea Otters, we tend to be too far North for the large populations.

 

When we spotted this Sea Otter she was wrapped up in the kelp, and when she spotted us she disappeared for a few minutes.  Luckily she popped back up and allowed us to photograph her for quite some time while she groomed her fur.  Because Sea Otters do not have any blubber they are required to constantly eat, and groom their fur (to add air to it) in order to stay warm in the cool sea temperatures.

 

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: October 11, 2018
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/2500

About this Image

This Sea Otter was photographed during our 2018 Great Bear Rainforest trip, which was exciting because it is not normally a trip which we see Sea Otters, we tend to be too far North for the large populations.

 

When we spotted this Sea Otter she was wrapped up in the kelp, and when she spotted us she disappeared for a few minutes.  Luckily she popped back up and allowed us to photograph her for quite some time while she groomed her fur.  Because Sea Otters do not have any blubber they are required to constantly eat, and groom their fur (to add air to it) in order to stay warm in the cool sea temperatures.

 

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: October 11, 2018
Location: Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia

Camera Specs

Camera: Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM + 1.4x III Extender
Focal Length: 700mm
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 2500
Exposure: 1/2500