Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Spring is often a time when Otters catch a lot of Lumpsuckers and particularly the much brighter and vividly coloured males (such as this one). This 'sibling squabbling' scene of brother and sister cubs tussling is a common sight when their mother lands prey and particularly when its a prized catch such as this Lumpsucker. This particular family caught many of this size and even some larger over a period of a few weeks. It was intriguing that many other sites you could see this same behaviour but these guys in particular- loved those Lumsuckers.
Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Perfect conditions today at one of my favourite sites. This mum and two have been very reliable to a very short stretch of coast recently. A good, open and fairly flat shoreline, with a decent sized bank to hide under at a safe distance from shoreline- perfect for photography. I was particularly excited by the gale force 9 winds with heavy rolling swell bringing superb breaking waves, which the family coped easily with which was quite fascinating to watch. Capturing them coming off the peaks of the waves and also when the waves broke on the shore offered exciting opportunities for something a little different....