North American River Otter by Winston D. Munnings

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The North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis), also known as the northern river otter or the common otter, is a semiaquatic mammal endemic to the North American continent found in and along its waterways and coasts. An adult river otter can weigh between 11 and 31 lbs. The river otter is protected and insulated by a thick, water-repellent coat of fur. The river otter, a member of the weasel family, is equally versatile in the water and on land. It establishes a burrow close to the water’s edge in river, lake, swamp, coastal shoreline, tidal flat, or estuary ecosystems. The den typically has many tunnel openings, one of which generally allows the otter to enter and exit the body of water. Female otters give birth in these underground burrows, producing litters of one to six young.

Originally from the The Islands I was born in Nassau, historic Capital of the 700 Islands Of The Bahamas Archipelago. I am a former Print Media Journalist & Broadcast Journalist (News Anchor & Editor) for radio and television. I am also retired as Consul General after two decades in the Diplomatic Service of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas. I studied Photography at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (A College of Professional Studies) and at the New York Institute of Photography.

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  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitalmost 2 years ago

    Great close up!! Happy New Year!!

  • Happy New Year to you also and I wish you much success this year.

    – Winston D. Munnings

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