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Otter Grooming

Otter Grooming
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Copyright: Scott Roland (Scott) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-28
Categories: Mammals
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-11-30 9:31
Viewed: 3246
Points: 6
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Califorina Sea Otter,

By the late 1920s it was assumed that the Sea Otters along the coast of Califorina had gone the way of the Gooney Bird. Extinct. They are preserved and protected now. Recient census' have counted 3,000 or so Otters.
Even so, they have not done as well as hoped. They are in compition with Ablonie Drivers, Urchin fisherman, and the occasional idoit that thinks that shooting an Otter might be sporting.

I have never seen so many in one place. Moss Landing is a small fishing port on Monterey Bay. It is also where a large river and tidal area combine to make a wonderful wildlife habitat.

Just sitting and watching them, there were 26 all togeather in a "raft", their social group, Naping, grooming, some eating, young ones playing. I estimate all told, I saw 50 in an afternoon.

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Is it really you!
I'm glad to see you back.
A nice closeup of this playful Otter. It's good news about the number of Otter you saw that day.
Welcome back.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2007-11-30 13:57]

It looks like they have an enjoyable life when they can get around all those they are in competition with.
I love the point of view! And, nice composition!

Capturing the light on this fellow's head makes this photo special. One can't help but like otters. I always enjoy the rafts of them I've seen at Moss Landing.

Evelynn : )

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