Monday, 3 February 2014

A January afternoon with mother and cubs

As many will know we are experiencing the worst winter here in Shetland for many, many years as is many parts of Britain. Not surprisingly this is the hardest time of the year on wildlife and Otters are no exception to this and are in many ways even more vulnerable to the wrath of winter than many other creatures, as storms unleash their fury on the Shetland shorelines. In spite of the persistent gales over the last few weeks however life simply must go on for otters.

Over the past few weeks I have been busy working on various projects and assignments on Otters here in Shetland and have also been enjoying some good encounters with guests on my Otter tours. Most recently last week were guests from Germany on a bespoke photo itinerary with me. At the weekend I am looking forward to guests arriving all the way from Arizona, USA!  

Here is a sequence from last week of a mother and her two cubs on one of the few days recently with winds bellow gale force!