Fast food has an altogether different meaning for Sea Otters. Voracious they’re almost always hunting and clams are among their favorite quick meals. This photo was captured shortly after the clam was pounded with a rock… a common sight to see. Sea Otters make fast work of shellfish, so shortly after this the hunt was on for another meal. In all the time I’ve been photographing Sea Otters this was one of the bigger clams I’ve seen eaten.
I’m due to head back out on Saturday January 23rd to photograph Sea Otters and a variety of shorebirds on my next Sea Otter photo tour. There’s still availability if you’re interested. For those who enjoy Sea Otters, but won’t be able to join me enjoy my growing Sea Otter photo portfolio.
Canon 1Ds Mark III, 1/640 sec, f/8, 840mm (600mm + 1.4x)
[tags]Califonia, Sea Otter Enhydra lutris, photography, wildlife, sea mammal, Monterey, Elkhorn Slough, photo tour, stock photo[/tags]