Sea Otter at First Light

Sea Otter, Morro Bay, CaliforniaHere’s another sea otter from last weekend in Morro Bay. Always nice when the water is in shadows and the subject is getting the first, soft rays of the rising sun. Perfect conditions for both warm and cool tones.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/500th of a second

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  1. Sue October 31, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Perfect capture, Sean!

    • Sean Crane October 31, 2017 at 12:20 am #

      Thanks Sue. Nothing better than when the animals show up at the same time as the light.

  2. Rick Derevan October 31, 2017 at 2:43 am #

    Love the lighting here.

  3. mom October 31, 2017 at 7:02 am #

    He kinda looks sleepy, like he is just waking up.

  4. Peter Butterfield October 31, 2017 at 7:14 am #

    —– Complete liquidity
    —– In air in sea in soft light
    —– And blood through veins does course .

  5. Susan Rubeo October 31, 2017 at 1:12 pm #

    As you said perfect timing to catch the beauty in scenery around the otter
    You can feel the water around you

    Aunt Sue

  6. Rachel Bellenoit October 31, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    Ooooh! PERFECT light!

  7. michael huber November 5, 2017 at 8:45 pm #

    great pic.,cool color, great water, )