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Steve Foss

Mr. River Otter

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Ken and I hit the road today. Spent all morning in the Sax-Zim Bog and got lots of eagles, a rough-legged hawk and a raven in flight, but otherwise not much going on.

Hit Tomahawk Road for the afternoon and, lo and behold, who should we see at the Island River bridge but Mr. Otter? We spent about 15 minutes of quality time within spitting distance of him as he found and ate about 10 crayfish.

We love these guys!

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Wow, those are all awesome pics, guys! The ice cap, the otter with the crayfish are great as are the Eagles.

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Cool otter shots. They are on my wish list. It's too bad we don't have any close to home, although I shouldn't have to drive too far to luck upon one.

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Ken that second to the last eagle pic, looks like he giving to the ole eye ball letting you know that your time is up and you better get moving or was it because Steve lost so much weight that he looks like dinner? Good pice guys

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Anyone who craves the opportunity to capture river otters with a camera, (myself definitely included), is drooling at this series.

Awesome!

There is an obvious difference in focal lengths being used....300 vs 500 ?

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There is an obvious difference in focal lengths being used....300 vs 500 ?

Correct, and Ken was about 10 feet farther from the otter than I was most of the time. I used the 2x TC with the 300 f2.8L IS for all the rest of the photos, but took it off just before we happened upon Mr. Otter because it was overcast and toward the last hour of shooting light.

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Yep - I had the 500 on and even a couple of feet back of Steve, I couldn't get the whole otter into the frame. I guess I'll just have to settle for the shots I got! wink

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I dug the hawk wearing the mukluks. smile

See them chompers on that otter! That's one of the reasons they make my Top Ten Animals to Fear in MN list. wink

Nice series of pics you two.

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