Sunday Nature Stills – 10/04/2020

We often spot sea otters along the California coast, and it’s always fun to watch them busily feed among the kelp or even sleeping on the surface.  I photographed these two otters in Monterey Bay.  It was interesting to watch these two because they were sharing food.  In a disorganized way, they would take turns hunting for food and then share the meal. In this case the one in the back had just surfaced with a large abalone and they were both sharing it.

Sunday Nature Stills – 08/23/2020

We ran across this big beaver in an arctic pond near the Ross River in the Northwest Territory, Canada.  We camped on the bank of the pond for a few days waiting for the river to be passable. It was nice to spend some time and watch this beaver busily working on its pond.  Every once and a while it would announce its territory by slapping the water with its tail and make a big splash.