Came across this wonderful trio of Otters while visiting the Marwell Wildlife Park along with good friend Pauline
Marwell Wildlife, formerly known as Marwell Zoological Park, is a 140-acre (57 ha) zoo situated in Hampshire, England, near Winchester.

Camera Olympus E-520, Focal length 150.0mm,
Shutter speed 1/320s, f/5.6, ISO 400

Otters are semi-aquatic (or in one case aquatic) fish-eating mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, as well as others. With twelve species in seven genera, otters have an almost worldwide distribution. They mainly eat aquatic animals, predominantly fish and shellfish, but also other invertebrates, amphibians, birds and small mammals



Comments

  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsover 3 years ago

    Well captured Clive. I bet they didnt stay like that for long.

  • Greatly appreciate your wonderful compliment Richard, thank you..They were up to all sorts of antics, in and out of the water, as Pauline says, we were there for an what seemed an eternity watching and photographing them, amazing creatures to watch

    – Clive

  • naturelover
    natureloverover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Clive, tell him above they didn’t need to, we hung about there for an eternity following their antics,so so cute and funny, the Otters that is lol! xx

  • Will let him know Pauline..lol. Thank you so very kindly for your lovely compliment my sweet lady, appreciated..And yes the otters are so cute and funny as well..lol XX?X

    – Clive

  • JDL15
    JDL15over 3 years ago

    a very lucky capture, excellently composed
    well done

  • Such a wonderful compliment John, thank you so much my friend

    – Clive

  • greenstone
    greenstoneover 3 years ago

    fabulous capture!!!

  • Thank you so kindly for your wonderful compliment Georgie, appreciated x

    – Clive

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

    They look like they are posing for you Clive, well done

  • Certainly looks that way, they had just come out of the water and something caught their eye, appreciate your great compliment my friend

    – Clive

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    1st February 2011

    Great image Clive, well done

    Irene and David

  • Thanking you so very kindly for this amazing feature David and Irene, so greatly appreciated, I am indeed honoured

    – Clive

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 3 years ago

    Great shot Clive

  • A wonderful compliment Chris, thank you xx

    – Clive

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray, appreciated

    – Clive

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    Great find and lovely capture Clive.

  • Thanking you so very much for your wonderful compliment Andrea, appreciated xx

    – Clive

  • Clive
    Cliveover 3 years ago

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