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Inquisitive Otter


Inquisitive Otter
Photo Information
Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 10] (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-02 17:12
Viewed: 4336
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This otter was seen running around a butterfly sanctuary enclosure in Phuket, Thailand. I am unsure if it was rescued from the wild or if it could come and go as it pleased. I think it is a Eurasian Otter, but as this was my first ever sighting of an otter I really have little confidence that this is the species. The Eurasian Otter is not naturally occurring in Thailand so it must have been kept as a pet. The whole time it was making a high pitched squeaking sound and was playing in a pond. I was able to walk up to it and could have touched it if I wanted to but it had sharp teeth and became defensive if I got closer than a metre. Interesting animal.

Matt

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Nice one Matthew,
Love the tight crop, excellent detail, well framed, Cheers Rick :)

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  • JPlumb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 158 N: 896] (2904)
  • [2008-02-02 22:45]

Hello Matt, nice sharp shot of this otter. Love that eye and those whiskers. With this exposure you have great light while separating him nicely from his background and giving good colour. The close and personal approach works well here giving us a great overall presentation.

Thanks, John

Nice capture! Great detail in the fur and food light! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Very good Otter portrait, Matthew.
It is very sharp, has a good depth of field...
Well done
TFS
Annick
Welcome by the way;-)

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-02-04 16:32]

Hi Matt, A beautifully sharp and clear photo of this otter which move fast so you did well to get this one so stable. The details of the fur are complete. TFS. Murray.

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