More Sea Otter Babies

Sea Otter Mother with Pup, Morro Bay, CaliforniaAs promised, here’s another sea otter mom with pup. This time from a considerably lower angle. This little pup kept venturing out its own, but never got far before mom pulled it back in. When wet, it’s sometimes hard to distinguish where one otter ends and the other begins. Their thick coats just sort of blend together.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 800, f/4 at 1/1600th of a second

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  1. Sue November 3, 2017 at 12:56 am #

    Super nice, Sean!

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks Sue.

  2. Rick Derevan November 3, 2017 at 2:02 am #

    Great expressions and catchlight in both eyes!

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:31 pm #

      Thanks Rick. Nice when they line up on the same focal plane.

  3. Peter Butterfield November 3, 2017 at 6:05 am #

    —– Protection restraint
    —– Warmth guidance care though at times
    —– A hug just a hug .

  4. Mo Crane November 3, 2017 at 6:05 am #

    Miss the the Friday frog but love what you have been posting, excited to see you at Mom’s the end of the month. Now give me a good Tarsier and frog!!

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:29 pm #

      I’ll see what I can do Mo about a few more frogs and tarsiers. And yes, looking forward to Bonita.

  5. mom November 3, 2017 at 7:21 am #

    So glad I didn’t have to carry my brood that way. That’s quite a hold mom has on pup. Wonderful capture, Sean!

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:28 pm #

      Although I do remember being grabbed by the scruff while floating away on a high tide at Green Head beach.

  6. Susan Rubeo November 3, 2017 at 8:15 am #

    Always love the Momma & Babies shots
    Mother Nature teaches us best
    & you seem to catch that emotion

    Aunt Sue

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:30 pm #

      Thanks Aunt Sue. Always a bonus to get the mom/baby shots.

  7. Rachel Bellenoit November 3, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    Now that really looks like a protective hug! Adorable!

    • Sean Crane November 3, 2017 at 12:32 pm #

      Thanks Rachel. Yes, the mom was really clinging to the youngster in a very protective way.

  8. Suzanne November 3, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    You can never post too many sea otters for me, especially with their babies. This is adorable.