This guy definitely needs braces.
Extreme Close Up
This one's for you Betty! Thanks for the nice comments.
Kind of liked the detail in this one.
Fishing for Bullheads can be hard work. Let's have a nap. It's just Steve over there. He won't hurt us.
Here is a nice low shot as one of the otters swam towards me. Can you see the fish head?
These two were quite unconcerned about me taking pictures and I talked to them the whole time until finally they fell asleep right there on the bank.
Otters Love Bullheads!
The gang was fishing again yesterday at the Nanaimo River Estuary.
Estuary Otter #2
There was a whole family of river otters today at the Nanaimo Estuary. This guy was probably the most cooperative of the bunch.
Thought I otter put this up so you know that I do photograph more than just birds.
The otter family was out at the lagoon on the Nanaimo River Estuary again today. There was actually five otters but the other one was in the water fishing.
Family Portrait 2016
Thought I had the whole gang in this image until I realized that there were two more still swimming in the lagoon for a total of 7 otters.
Just For The Halibut
An otter came by to show off his fish to us shortly after I arrived at Deep Bay this morning. I think it's a small halibut or a flounder of some kind.
Here is an interesting fact about halibut and flounders. They begin life as larva in an upright position with an eye on each side of their head like regular swimming fish. When they are about an inch long, their left eye migrates over their snout to the right side of their head, and the color of the left side fades. They then spend the rest of their lives swimming horizontally and feeding on the ocean floor.