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Lontra canadensis

Lontra canadensis
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Copyright: Jan Smith (lovenature) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 52 N: 1787] (6391)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-04
Categories: Mammals
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-04-14 11:53
Viewed: 3082
Points: 14
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North American River Otter

The River Otter can be found in both fresh and salt water, and can grow to three or four feet long. Their think fur protects them from the cold waters of the ocean.

Their diet consists of fish, crayfish, frogs, birds, crab and occasionally aquatic plants.

Predators such as Coyote, Raptors, Bobcat sometimes prey on River Otters.

Their life span is eight or nine years but up to twenty one years in captivity.

You might find River Otters in ponds, lakes, rivers, marshes and close to shore in the ocean in Canada and the United States.

The Otter was once hunted and trapped almost to extinction but through conservation and re-introduction their populations are slowly increasing. However habitat destruction and water pollution still put the otter at risk.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-14 12:22]

Hi Janice,great shot dedicate to this specie very rare to find on TE. A beautiful capture in the natural habitat,the quality is excellent too despite the distance,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,luciano

Hello Janice,
Like such natural habitat photograph. Well captured these Otter. Natural color with splendid BG.
Thanks and regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-14 17:45]

Hello Janice,
This is one animal you don't see every day, and you photographed them quite nicely. Looks like the one on the left has just caught a fish and still has it's tail sticking out of it's mouth. Great job on the exposure despite the bright light you had to deal with. I have only seen a few in my entire life, you were very fortunate.

Wilderness at its best, Janice.
The Otters seem to be oblivious of your presence and are well captured in their natural habitat.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-15 7:59]

Hello Janice,
Beautiful picture of these Otters in their natural environment. Nice natural colors and fine sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend,

what a nice shot of couple of lovely otters. Focus, composition and colors very nice. Thanks for sharing this beauty, Janice. Best wishes

Hi Janice,
Good habitat shot. Reminded me to the rocks of the harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) colony in the Glengarriff Bay here in Ireland. Nice sunset lights also. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards, László

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