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Alaskan Sea-otter


Alaskan Sea-otter
Photo Information
Copyright: Mario Rodrigues (marod) (26)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004
Camera: Kodak DX6490
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-16 17:39
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Scientific Name: Enhydra lutris (Linnaeus)
Family: Mustelidae
Group: Marine mammals
Class: Mammals


The sea otter is a mammal with very peculiar characteristics and one that is well adapted to life at sea. Its fur, which keeps it dry and protected from the cold, is made of two extremely dense layers, which catch air bubbles between their oily fibres. These extraordinary animals are the only marine mammals that use tools! They open the carapaces and shells of their prey by dextrously beating them with a rock. They are able to maintain a constant body temperature and replace all the energy they expend because they eat the equivalent of 30 % of their own weight daily. Also, sea otters are important for the ecosystem because by feeding on sea urchins, they protect other populations associated with kelp beds.

Photo taken at Lisbon´s Oceanarium

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Fantastic composition. A very expressive pose set in a bed of kelp for context. Great DOF and wonderful clarity. Well done.

  • Great 
  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-01-16 20:47]

Bonne prise nature Mario!

La pose du spécimen est parfaite et la netteté escellente.

Merci!
Joseph.

Hi Mario, good sharp photo.
I hawe the same boy from Ocenarium in Lisboa,here
Marjan

Excellent shot. The water looks 3D rendered by PC software. Very good detail on the otter and great composition.

Excellent job
TFS

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-17 4:36]

Hello Mario!
Wonderful capture.Details are crisp clear
and razorsharp.POV,colors,framing,lighting
and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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