2nd Place in the Land Mammals Category – Family – Mustelidae – Weasel family Challenge in the Nature Photography Challenge Group

2nd Place in the Gone Fishing Challenge in the Top Shelf Wildlife Group

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A Northern River Otter drags a half eaten Rockfish on to rocks at Clover Point, Victoria, Vancouver Island BC, Canada and continues to enjoy his meal.

Canon 20D
1/400sec f8 ISO400
500mm lens + 1.4x converter

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  • (Tallow) Dave  Van de Laar
    (Tallow) Dave ...almost 5 years ago

    beautiful shot Martin

  • Thanks very much Dave, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Sherry Pundt
    Sherry Pundtalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture Martin! Awsome detail.

  • Thank you for your kind comments Sherry, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    WOW! Great capture Martin.

  • Thank you so much for your comments and support Bunny!

    – Martin Smart

  • sigfusson
    sigfussonalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot. The movie stars could take a cue from this guy…he doesn’t mind one bit that you’re photographing him while he eats his dinner – Geez, he even posed for you! LOL. Cheers, s.

  • Lol! He didn’t seem that concerned about my presence Sandra but he kept his eyes on me…I dont think he was prepared to share!! Thanks so much for your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous nature shot Martin!! What a catch!!

  • Hey Marion, glad you like it, thanks so much for your visit and comments, appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Lee-Anne Carver
    Lee-Anne Carveralmost 5 years ago

    Did you have to do that? Dang! LOL

    Way to go!!!!! xo

  • I really had planned to upload this one…honest!! Lol!
    Thanks so much for your kind words Lee-Anne!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful, great capture Martin!!

  • Thanks very much Marvin, appreciate your comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 5 years ago

    Marvellous capture Martin..!!!….Is he concerned at your presence?

  • No Meg, he didn’t seem at all concerned and just carried on feeding whilst I photographed him. There were three other otters, I assume all the same family, quite close by and they were all interacting with each other. Thank you very much for your kind comments!

    – Martin Smart

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1almost 5 years ago

    Great capture – love his little face!

  • Thank you for your kind comments Gina, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

  • Marion  Cullen
    Marion Cullenalmost 5 years ago

    Another great behavioural shot, great eye contact…always a bonus!

  • Many thanks for your kind words Marion, much appreciated!

    – Martin Smart

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