Locked In

Photo By: Carrie

River otters are so playful. Our local zoo has three otters that spin and twist and put on a great show. My younger son loves animals, all animals really. He presses his hands and nose up to the glass of the otter exhibit to get the closest view he can.

When he stepped back, he locked eyes with this otter…what a moment. Locked-in


    1. Thank you, Sari 🙂 That otter was moving so fast, I was so happy when I caught this image. I didn’t know my son’s reflection was there until I got home, great surprise.

    1. If I remember correctly, you found one in the wild? They are so much fun to watch, they would move away from the glass and I would catch my reflection with a huge smile on my face. I have Kayaked with sea otters, so incredible too.

      1. Yes, last year we came across them down by a bridge. Wonderful creatures and my first wild sighting. ‘Til then I had just seen them in wildlife parks and aquariums. MM 🍀

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Gale. Honestly, this was about being in the right place at the right time. I was so happy to see my sons reflection after I got home, I had no idea it would work out that way! And, I have plenty of tails, blurry faces and unusable images from this encounter with the otters. Believe me 🙂

    1. 🙂 Thank you, Laura. Otters are so fun! My boys love these guys. There is a fun tube they can crawl into and watch the otters swim over their heads. The giggles are as cute as the otters.

    1. They just make you happy, don’t they? My older son locked eyes with a silverback at the LA Zoo when he was about 2. It was incredible to see the gorilla slowly move towards my son, press his face to the glass with my sons face. They stayed there together for a few moments.
      I wasn’t “into” photography like I am now, I think my husband and I were just so surprised we didn’t have our camera out. No, picture of the moment but unforgettable all the same!

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