Monday, February 23, 2009

Otter with Camera

Well, so long as we're on the subject of animals, here's one for the books!

My daughter sent me an article from the Monterey County (CA) Herald, under the by-line of Stephanie Pappas. It seems that a professional photographer, Enrique Aguirre, who specializes in nature photography, was aboard a safari boat along with a number of other photographers, in Elkhorn Slough, back on February 3rd.

They suddenly noticed an otter floating on his back. Someone noticed there was something peculiar about this otter. They realized it was actually carrying a video camera, pointed right at them. Of course, it was obviously old and rusted. Still, what an amazing event to have one of the animals they were trying to photograph, pointing the lens at them. The only one who was able to get a clear shot of the otter before he dived below the water again with the camera, was Enrique Aguirre. Here is the only shot he could get.

How incredible, is that?


Sylvia K said...

What an amazing story! Great shot even if it was the only one! Thanks, Bobbie!

Dawn Fine said...

How funny!

Anonymous said...

This is one we'll be talking about for years - so glad you posted it!!

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

I wish I was there. What a riot that must have been

storyteller said...

How odd ;--)
It does give one pause does it not?
Hugs and blessings,