Photography seems to be a rare thing for me these days, but I did manage to spend a few minutes on a couple of afternoons after work a couple of weeks a go down with our otter cubs. The bad news... it was dark... very dark!.. but the good news, my new camera that finally I have been able to try out properly coped really well considering the conditions. I don't think I would have done half as well with my old camera.
I took quite a few record shots for work, but thought I would share a few of my favourites here. Above is mum Emmy with one of her cubs.
She is a good mum, even if she does get a little fed up with them climbing all over her at times.
One of the cubs just chilling in the water with her leg floating up out the back
It is difficult to get both cubs together without one blocking the other, but I have a nice little sequence of them helping each other out of the water.
One of the evenings we were blessed with a little ray of light for about five minutes.
And two of my favourites. Above is dad Elwood looking out, with one cub using him for balance while copying him and the other looking up at dad adoringly. They were there for a couple of minutes, and both cubs were standing with Elwood at different stages but never all three at once unfortunately.
Below, a close up of one of the cubs checking out his reflection in the lens.
Thanks for looking :-)