This past Tuesday I returned to Monterey to photograph California Sea Otters and was joined by a few other photographers (semi-pro and professional). The last time out in the field photographing otters we witnessed rare behavior of California Sea Otters eating birds. This time we witnessed something so rare I doubt it will ever be repeated in my lifetime. Unfortunately for me I was 1/4 of a second too late in pressing the shutter, but two other photographers captured the moment.
What was it that happened that could be so rare?
A California Sea Otter holding a video camera… the right way.
Apparently California Sea Otters like playing with various items they find floating in the water or resting on the ground beneath them. While the photo isn’t tack sharp and is an extreme crop it is definitely worth a look.
–> Check out the photo on Enrique Aguirre’s blog It’s a wild, wild world
Photographer Michael D. Kern also captured the moment, but doesn’t have it on his site yet. Even with out the photo up just yet his site is well worth checking out.
[tags]California Sea Otter, wildlife, nature, sea otter, Enhydra lutris, oddity[/tags]