Portrait of the day - today


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A wild otter eating a roach in the reeds
19/02/2019 - 18:59Daronl
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Daronl

Link Posted 19/02/2019 - 19:01
320th @ f5.6 (800 iso) light was a bit of a struggle but it's my first wild otter this year.
Daronl

alfpics

Link Posted 19/02/2019 - 19:12
Lovely - a special moment!
Andy

Jumbo48

Link Posted 20/02/2019 - 10:34
Lovely shot, nice to see, thank you for sharing.
Regards John/Jumbo

davidwozhere

Link Posted 21/02/2019 - 01:01
Your FIRST wild otter !! I've never seen one ever.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

My page on Photocrowd - link

Daronl

Link Posted 21/02/2019 - 07:20
I do see them throughout the year in a couple of locations here in West Wales and although they breed right through they are most active now as food becomes more available, supplementing their mainly fish diet with amphibians and chicks of coots and moorhens and the likes

However this is the first sighting this year though I have visited several locations regularly since end of January but all have been quiet so it is nice to see one up close and personal .

They are getting more common on coastal wetlands over here and this specimen is uncharateristically large and very busy taking around two dozen fish over the three hours I was watching.

I am hoping to get beter light in coming weeks as it was quite murky this week when I took the pictures

Regards
Daronl
Last Edited by Daronl on 21/02/2019 - 07:21
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