Yesterday, four river otters stopped me in my tracks at the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge. I stood for almost an hour watching as they searched for food in a small creek. They watched me almost as intently in between searching for food and eating it.
One small piece of a plant forms a beauty mark on the cheek of this otter.
A year and a half ago I went to the refuge and came away determined to get a camera that could capture otters. Today, I got to see the results of getting that camera!
This is the first photo I processed. I hope to have several more in the next few days. (here’s one.)