Giant River Otter Relaxing While Eating a Fish

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Susan Roehl

On a photographic tour to The Pantanal in Brazil, I spent hours and hours on the Cuiaba River looking for Jaguars and other animals. Quite frequently, giant river otters were seen frolicking in the water and eating their dinner of fish on the water's surface. Once I saw five or six young otters diving and chasing each other, playing what looked like tag. On another day an otter came extremely close to the boat eating a fish. It looked like it was enjoying itself and unconcerned we were there. This photo is the otter eating the fish.

Location: Cuiaba River, The Pantanal, Brazil


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