March 25, 2013

Eurasian Otter, England

Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic

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A female Eurasian otter searches for prey in a river in western England. An otter's eyes become more convex underwater, the better to see fish.

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21 comments
Taufik Nugroho
Taufik Nugroho

How could you capture this beautiful moving otter, while that mini waterfall get a cotton effect cause of slow speed... It was such a great capture...!

K. Vitug
K. Vitug

God, look at its eyes. Love 'em^^!

delbert knightman
delbert knightman

I like how you took the shot when the otter is breathing bubles. good shot.

CoShane Rich
CoShane Rich

I like how you got the under water photo and out of the water 

Cason Purell
Cason Purell

I like how the photographer got the shot of the otter. I like the house and the waterfall right next to it.

Kobe Johnson
Kobe Johnson

I like how you got the picture to show the otter in the water and the house in the back round

Shai Shai
Shai Shai

I really love how the otter is up close to the camera. I also love how the house and waterfall are displayed in the background.

matthew s.
matthew s.

It is a amazing picture.  I like how the camera is half way under the water, and half way out.

Aidan Nunook
Aidan Nunook

This photo is stunning not only did he get the otter up close but he also had the picture half in the water and half out of water.

Isaiah The Hottie
Isaiah The Hottie

This is a great photo. Its amazing because the otter was up close and not far away.

Ramsay Nike
Ramsay Nike

I love how they got so close to the otter.  Also love how there is bubbles coming up from the water showing that the otter is breathing.

seth basketball
seth basketball

I like how you got the shot up close and not far away. I like how you got the waterfall in the photo.

Mallory K
Mallory K

I like how the otters eyes look. I love how they took the picture up close.

Justin Herobrine
Justin Herobrine

Good job on the picture.  I like the otters blue eyes. This is one of my favorite pictures.

Steve J. Giardini
Steve J. Giardini

Nice work. Great composition in every respect, depth of field, light/dark, just enough shadow detail not to be distracting, wide angle view and contrast between above and below water environments. I'm guessing this image required a great deal of patience for a one time shot opportunity. The image clearly captures the human/otter interplay. I am curious about lens type, f/stop, shutter speed, light source.Again nice work.

Cedar Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing

This is so cool on so many levels. The intensity of the search and hunt. The differences in his neighborhood and his neighbors neighborhood.  So noisy above water and so much quieter beneath. I like this one Charlie, good job.

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