2010 Otter Be A Good Year…
December 31, 2009 Wildlife Photography
What did I get for the last day of 2009? Otter photos! Headed out to my favorite spot and caught four of these guys walking down the road twords my car…they got fairly close and then turned around and headed into one of the canals. Otters are so comical to watch!
This first shot was when they were pretty far down the road, so it’s blurry. I cropped this quite a bit, but I thought it was so cute how the one stood up and was the look out!
And, as an added bonus….I saw an American Bittern not too far away from where the otters were, the first American Bittern I’d seen in that area, so that was pretty cool!
I also swung by Manatee Park yesterday in Fort Myers, caught this cutie coming up for air…check out the teeth!
The manatees come into the canal at the park via the river from the Gulf. In the winter, when the Gulf gets cold they come to the park because it sits right next to the Power Plant, which keeps the water nice and warm.
Upon leaving Manatee Park, I got a nice shot of a Blue Gray Gnatcatcher in the parking lot:
Happy New Years to you and I hope you have had a great 2009 and have an even better 2010!