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Eurasian Otter

Eurasian Otter
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Copyright: Angelo Nardo (nardophoto) (9824)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-27
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-03 2:44
Viewed: 4169
Points: 8
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Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra)

Only one species of otter lives in Europe, Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra), which once lived along all running and standing freshwaters. Of all 13 otter species that exist in the world, Eurasian otter has the biggest living range. One can find otter in the coniferous forest of the Carpathians, in the Pannonic plains and even on the seasides on the north and in the south of European continent.

Eurasian otter can be distinguished from other species by its distinctive muzzle shaped in the form of an open W. In otter's living space, freshwaters, in our country also live muskrats and somewhere nutrias, both american rodents and therefore non autochthonic. Lately they are joined by European beaver, aquatic rodent, that is reconquering our country from the south, along river Sava and upwards the tributaries. When we aren't sure which aquatic mammal we are observing, we must pay attention to the shape of the tail and animal's behaviour. Rodents are exclusively herbivores, that's why we won't see them chasing the prey.

Photographed into National Park of Bayerischer Wald near Neuschonau.

This image was adjusted with PS (only sharpness).


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bella questa lontra!!!
dove la nascondevi?


una biblioteca aveva chiesto a noi del fotoclub una serie di scatti per circa 120 reperti.
puoi immaginare che lavoro elefantiaco sia stato scattare e lavorare in PP.

adesso, sono quasi libero.

CMQ, bellissima la tua lontra. noi in quattro giorni non siamo riusciti a vederla.

prometto che, quanto prima, inizierņ a lavorarci su.

ciao, mario

Molto bella Angelo: complimenti. La posa č molto curiosa!

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

P.s.: Ti diffido di scrivere i commenti alle mie foto solo in inglese ;-)

Bahhh... senza parole.
Foto bellissima!

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