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Sea Otter #2

Sea Otter #2

Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis). These playful critters were hunted for their fur, but now their populations are recovering. They have not yet returned to the North Coast and are still listed as a threatened species.  Current threats include oil spills and entanglement in fishing nets.  Morro Bay, CA.

Canon EOS 1V camera with 600 f/4 L IS lens and Fuji Velvia 100 film.  1/350 sec at f/5.6.