Monday, 5 July 2010

Day 175: Oriental Small-Clawed Otter

Awwwww!  The otters were waiting for their keeper to bring them dinner - their attention was focused on the path to their enclosure, they kept standing up on their back legs to peer out and see over the wall, and then were climbing up on this log to get a wee bit higher to see if they were coming yet!  The keeper still hadn't come when I moved on so I hope they didn't have to wait too long :-)  I really like the out of focus leaves in the background - they're nice and abstract without being unidentifiable... if that makes any sense.  The patch on the otter's neck that is over exposed annoys me a bit but it's only a small bit and you really just have to take what you can get because you cannot reason with the sun!  Overall I think it's rather a nice picture - and pretty cute!

Update:  I have just discovered that this is the female otter - Elena - identifiable by her pink nose :-)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful face, so full of patient longing