Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Shetland Footprints: Otter: first contact.

One of the creatures that I have been looking forward to photographing is the Otter. They can be seen at a few places around the islands but finding them can be tricky. A few days ago, at a small cove just south of our campsite, we found the remains of Sea Urchins and a few tell tale prints so we returned in the evening to watch and wait. It took a little time but eventually we spotted a lone Otter quite a way away that moved silently across the water from one side to the other fishing for what looked to be Eels. There was no way of getting close and the light was fading fast but these are the results of our first encounter.







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