July 6, 2014

Leaps and Bounds

Photograph by Mark Bridger, National Geographic Your Shot

A young female otter runs toward photographer Mark Bridger at a wildlife center in Lingfield, Surrey, in England. “I’ve always wanted to try and get a shot of an otter running straight at me with all four feet off the ground,” writes Bridger. “They were like really little dogs the way they chased each other around, so I lay on the ground with a 300mm lens on my camera and tried to capture one running straight at me.”

Bridger’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot’s Daily Dozen.

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67 comments
William Quinn
William Quinn

Just perfect timing, full of playfulness and all otter's high energy levels!

B. Plummer
B. Plummer

One of the best animal pictures I have ever seen. Look at all that energy!. Thank you Mark.

Alison Hughes
Alison Hughes

This is an incredible shot.  I just love the energy.

Craig Leigh
Craig Leigh

You captured the intensity of this little fellows pursuit!

Alex Mat
Alex Mat

Such a picture as shown above makes us feel that we have lot to explore than our everyday work. Also it gives us glimpse of things maybe we won't ever have seen on our own. Thanks Mark Bridger from bottom of my heart for the shot.

Barbara Ewart
Barbara Ewart

I love it! Great shot. Otters are by far my favourite of the sea mammals. Their playfulness and dedication to their offspring are their two best traits. 

jj j
jj j

cute lovely

Scott Clark
Scott Clark

OK--that's one of the best things I've ever seen.

Gerrie Jordaan
Gerrie Jordaan

Wonderfull once in a lifetime shot perfect arpeture and perfect timing and choice of fokus

Eoin Bairéad
Eoin Bairéad

If anyone is in Dublin, Ireland, over the next few weeks you can see this photo, and many other wonderful shots, at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition in the CHQ Building in the IFSC.

Miriam Darlington
Miriam Darlington

Anyone who loves otters will love my 2012 book on searching for and finding wild otters all over the UK! 'Otter Country' was published by GRANTA.. sorry for the self publicity but the book is pure otter joy..

Leanne Costa
Leanne Costa

I have loved Otters, ever since I watched 'Ring of bright water' as a child. What an amazing photo.

Janice H.
Janice H.

Wow this is terrific!      Couldn't believe what I was seeing, it's like the otter is floating on air.          Glad that wasn't me getting that shot.         Mark is pretty brave.          Awesome!

Louise Wolbers
Louise Wolbers

I just love it.  The otter reminds me of the meerkats I took in Africa. Great shot well done

Myrna Alward
Myrna Alward

Great shot!!!!  I live otters....and their playfulness always puts a smile on my face....Thanks for this.....


Ae Ran Park
Ae Ran Park

You shot magic chance wonderful shot

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