This was taken moments before this crab was quickly devoured by this California Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris). This particular Sea Otter put on quite a show for those on the Sea Otter Photo Tour I put together this past weekend. You never realize how fast a crab can be eaten until you see a Sea Otter in action. Sea Otters eat 20-25% of their body weight in food per day due to an incredibly fast metabolism. By comparison human food eating champions such as Takeru Kobayashi proportionally are put to shame daily by Sea Otters.
[tags]sea otter, enhydra lutris, photography, stock photo, workshop, photo tour[/tags]