Please Don't Bite My Nose So Hard Next Time! March 30. 2007
Just look at this sweet little female otter begging her mate not to bite her nose so hard. Did you know that when sea otters mate, the male will hold on to the nose or muzzle of the female? This great picture was taken by Walt from Liquid Image Photography.
I Once Ate A Shrimp As Big As My Head! March 28. 2007
Video: More Cute Otters Holding Hands March 27. 2007
Theo from the greatest cute web site in the world, Cute Overload, just e-mailed me to let me know about this video of otters holding hands.
Loungin' Otter March 27. 2007
Yin & Yang Sleeping Otters March 22. 2007
Curious Otter Tastes Notebook March 20. 2007
Shelly sent me a link to this photo of a curious otter snacking on a photographer's notebook.
From Yahoo: 'Olive', a 3-month-old river otter chews on a St. Petersburg Times photographer's notebook while playing in her new surroundings, Thursday morning March 15, 2007, at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Fla. 'Olive' was almost 2-months-old when she was found by some children after being orphaned in Orlando. She is receiving daily bottle feedings and care at the zoo. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
The Smartest Otter Ever? March 15. 2007
This incredibly cute otter looks like he could be giving a discourse on Kant's Transcendental Doctrine of Elements. The only thing this otter is missing is the patches on his elbows and he'd look exactly like a college professor. This great picture was taken by Walt in Santa Cruz.
Wildlife photography isn't really my thing, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity when I found these guys playing around the marina at Moss Landing just a bit south of Santa Cruz, California. Definitely made for a fun experience.
Video: Osaka Otters March 13. 2007
This video shows feeding time for the otters at the Osaka Aquarium.
There is no argument about who is the No.1 gourmet in the KAIYUKAN Aquarium. It is a sea otter. They enjoy a wide variety of delicacies: Cuttlefish, Horse Mackerel, Salmon, Cod, Clam, Crab, etc. They have big appetite, and they exercise more actively than many other creatures. They also enjoy a kind of mischief.
As their bodies are covered with 0.8 to 1.0 billions of hair. You do not need to worry about them living in the cold climate around Aleutian Islands. Observed closely, Sea Otters in KAIYUKAN show their characteristic faces featuring surprised eyes, white eyelids and long eyebrows. Like human beings, their characters and preferences for foods are quite diversified.
London Otter Displays Some "Otter-Tude" March 9. 2007
This little otter is totally displaying some perfect "otter-tude"! He doesn't look like he wanted to be photographed but Andy Critchfield never misses a good shot. The two otters below look like their snuggling was just interrupted.
Video: Sea Otters For Dummies March 8. 2007
Here's a nice video made by Meade Fischer that tells a bit about the Sea Otter.
Meade writes: "This population of otters is reported to almost never come out of the water, but a friend has documented groups of them landing on beaches for the night, sleeping where it's warmer. Adaptive!"