Don caught this otter family earlier this week.
I could tell from the close up photos of the river with just a swirl on the surface, and out of focus otters in the water, that Don had the same challenge I do in capturing these busy little balls of fur and teeth. But he got a couple great shots of them on the Alsea River bank. This reminds me of watching a large (human) family bailing out of a VW bus….they just keeping coming!
I count 7 kits and 2 adults. I don’t think the male usually travels with mom and the kits when they are this age? Dad’s of all kinds can probably relate to this?
So I’m guessing the 2 adults are 2 moms travelling together. The 3 kits on the right look a little larger than the 4 kits on the left.
These photos were taken near Blackberry Campground on the Alsea River.