Otter (Lutra lutra) Isle of Mull and Shetland Isles.
The otters of Mull are a wonderful rare and photogenic subject.The best way to photograph otters in the wild is to stay still and silent on the shore this avoids disturbing the animals who need critical time and space to feed: with patience you may be lucky enough for the Otter to come to you. The latest images were taken on one of my photography tuition days with the otters when ( summer 2021 ) we had some fantastic prolonged encounters, in particular with one otter mother and cub. Contact me here if you wish to come along on our next trip on the Isle of Mull. Gowild@freeuk.com
Following on in the gallery are images from many years :2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 and (October 2016) from another fabulous trip to the Isle of Mull where I was lucky enough to find an otter tackling a huge thorn back ray. Before this in spring 2015 I was again on Mull and had some incredibly close and wonderful encounters. In the gallery following this are also a family of Otters: this time a mother and two cubs playing in crystal clear sea on the Shetland Isles.
Otter cubs with Lobster
An amazing encounter where a young otter cub landed a lobster; sufficient food for all the family!
Otter family on the move
Otter and the Lobster
Let sleeping otters lie
Otter cubs on the lookout
Otter shaking off sea water, looking like an old labrador!
Otter cub with crab
Otter with spotted dogfish
Sleeky passer by: otter on the shore
An otter moving quickly along the shoreline