Sea Otter Stretch

Sea Otter Stretch, Morro Bay, CaliforniaAnother from Morro Bay. This time the otter is doing some stretching exercises. When they stretch, it always looks like they’re either praying, clapping or trying to shoot a free throw without a ball.
Nikon D500 with Nikkor 200-400mm lens (at 400mm) ISO 3200, f/4 at 1/100th of a second

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  1. Rick Derevan November 13, 2017 at 12:33 am #

    And teeth, too!

  2. Peter Butterfield November 13, 2017 at 5:55 am #

    —– Gotta twist and shout
    —– Moving to the rythm of the sea
    —– In the shower I sing .

  3. Donna Zentek November 13, 2017 at 7:09 am #

    Clapping, this one is clapping.

  4. Rachel Bellenoit November 13, 2017 at 10:21 am #

    Where’s the beach ball? 🙂

  5. Fred November 13, 2017 at 10:35 am #

    Or a high five (or ten). But I’m confused by the other end – is this one missing 1/2 its tail?

    • Sean Crane November 13, 2017 at 5:03 pm #

      Ha. Yes, Fred, it is a bit of an optical illusion. Looks like the tail is a hollow tube, but the tip of the tail is just pointed forward giving that impression. Once you see it, you get it.

      • Fred November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am #

        Aha, thanks! And more importantly thanks for these images – I rarely comment, but your PotD really is a bright spot in my day, appreciate your excellent work!

  6. Susan Rubeo November 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm #

    Performing. For the photo op!