Friday, February 18, 2011

Southern sea otters at Moss Landing State Beach

Southern sea otters at Moss Landing - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

Southern sea otters are such a charasmatic species. They always look like they're having a good time, and those faces are adorable. Moss Landing State Beach on Monterey Bay is one of the best places to see them, since there's almost always a raft of them floating in the estuary right by the breakwall. Here are two shots from a recent trip down to see them.

Relaxed southern sea otters - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography


  1. Sweet shots Pat. I visited the sea shore recently and made use of your classic belly flop perspective. I was worn out! You should produce an exercise video for nature photographers!

  2. So cute! And nice capture. I think I need to make a visit down there to see these guys.

  3. You captured some cute expressions Pat and inspired me to make my second trip there.

  4. Thanks, Springman! I'm looking forward to checking out your ground-level shots. In my opinion, there's just no better way to take an intimate photograph of a shorebird. And I totally agree with you about the excercise aspect of it. I use muscles I never knew I had ;-) On the really great days of shorebird photography, I'm sore for the rest of the week!

    Thanks, Jen! You should definitely take a trip there. It's one of the easiest places to see otters, since there is almost always a raft of them right by the inlet. I've geotagged my shot on Flickr if you want to see where the park is.

    Thanks, Jim! They are awfully cute and expressive animals. I'm looking forward to your shots once you make the trip!