Cuz life just floats by.
Sea Otters live in close communities called rafts. Can you see the babies floating on their mamas? Hint: they are the brown fuzzy bumps with little faces resting on their mama’s bellies? (CLick to enlarge for better optics).
Like all communities with time on their hands, gossip can be a problem.
“If you say this one more time, Edna, I swear, I will cover my ears!”
A new human like me, is easily noticed.
“Who are you odd human, and why are you staring at me?”
Discussing the merits of tonight’s seafood dining options, Earle makes the best suggestion.
Otter newlyweds with their new pup float happily together.
Single mom’s seem quite content on their own.
While bachelor & bachelorette otters can float anywhere they want and may be the happiest otters of all.
Eventually babies get fed up with resting on top of mom, and just float off on their own looking for adventure.
Rarely, an otter just can’t keep going along lazily with the group, he has to break out, be an individual, kick his web-footed heels to the sky!
Cheers to you from the happily floating (and kicking) Morro Bay Sea Otters in California~
Note: Sea Otters were nearly hunted to extinction in the 1800’s for their fur. Populations are slowly recovering, but otters are still an endangered species and are threatened by fish net entanglement, oil spills, and boat strikes.
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The way they swim about is so cute 😀
They are the cutest creatures ever!
What a great set of cute images !!
They tip the scales on cuteness factor!
They do !!
So sweet. The photos remind me of a movie I watched as a kid – Ring of Bright Water. It was too sad! Good to see happy otters!
I read the book, watched the movie, and wanted a pet otter as a kid!
Thank you Barb!
Oh this post made me so HAPPY. I love otters one of the few mammals that are tool using. At least the sea otters are. THANX Cindy GREAT post. ~~dru~~
They certainly do and I am glad you love them too!
I love Otters in the virtual world I was a tiny otter avatar for awhile, and made clothes for the otter and other animals that the designer/builder made. We were otterly divine in our fancy outfits and hairdos.. LOL… horror of horros, it was so otterly fun. Have you by chance every gotten close enough to one to feel their fur? Thanks for being such an otterly creative pal…=^_^=
What otterly lovely comments, you otten’t have been so kind! I have never touched an otter. Now, I want too!! I would love to see your avatar!
OK will try to dig up a picture, my last animal from that series was a meerkat =^_^=
So happy you enjoyed them!
awww Those otters and the babies are so cute! 🙂
They are off the charts in fuzzy-cuteness aren’t they!
Love that play on words in the titel! And I love the “Ottahs”, too. Aren’t they ever so cute?
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I wanna be an ottah now and watch life floating by. I wanna lie on moms belly forever. I wanna venture of on my daring own and wave to the human with the camera: Hey Cindy! You here? Come and float with us. Float with us in Morro bay, float into eternity.
Yes. This is the life I think we otta have! Just like ‘The Incredible Mr Limpit.’
Maybe if we wish on it hard, and fall in Morro Bay, we will become an otter and can float our life away!
Okay, otters deserve more respect! Hmm, seem to me a lot more of the animal kingdom deserves respect.
Yet, trump gets respect.
I love animals.
I like this idea very much! Let’s just capitalize all animals names, and use lower case for one massively incompetent president!
YEAH! Let’s go girlfriend! :star:
And here’s a cheer..,YAY for the Polar Bears!!!! How do you feel about that mr. rump? Oops…mr. trump.
Polar bears are more civilized than the donald~
They are a lot cuter, too…. and have better fur. 😀
Nothing beats floating on water. A good book, sunglasses, and a drink, while floating down the stream in an inner tube. Oh, wait we were talking about otters 🙂
Well, we otta be taking about ottahs, but this imagery has me thinking seriously about inner-tubes and pina-coladas!
Love these sea otters. They are fabulous living the life of Riley.
Made me think of the old TV SHOW Wild Kingdom with Marlon Perkins.
They otter be in pictures! LOL!
I never missed a show as a kid and I was very seriously in love with Marlin’s assistant, Stan Brock. Remember him? Stan the Man!
Oh yeah! Handsome! So many reasons to love the show! ♡♡☆☆
I wish you had hollered – I would have joined you (Morro Bay is home 🙂 )
It is such a lovely place! I wish I had known. I would have hollered. We spend two days there watching the otters, sea lions and brown pelicans!
I just adore otters and have blogged about them often. I believe I have spied some sea otters nearby as I live close to a creek that feeds into a river. Have tried to catch a photo, but no luck yet. Thank you for these pics, they are precious!
They are amazing, playful, beautiful little animals. The only time I have seen river otters they have been moving FAST so I can relate to the challenge!
So cute Cindy! They really do appear to be enjoying themselves, don’t they?
They have a decidedly low stress approach to life, smart little cuties!
So cute. Saw a lot of them in Alaska. They’re bigger than people think.
If you saw big otters in the ocean in Alaska they were probably Giant Sea Otters which can often be seen floating on the ice. I have seen them also in Alaska and have some photos. They are very big. These sea otters are much smaller, about the size of a cat. But seeing any otter anywhere is a privilege and joy since they tend to be elusive and are endangered.
They must have been. I swear they were as big as I am.
Yes, they are impressive creatures!
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Otters living the dream! This bunch seems to be quite content…could it be the weather?
They are have a don’t sweat it approach to life which I admire greatly! Thank you for supporting these endangered and magical creatures my friend & cheers to you~
Otters always have the funniest expressions – their faces make me smile!
The pups are too cute…
They are overload of CF (cuteness factor!)
They’re adorable critters! And apparently both playful and curious too. Lovely photos Cindy!
So happy you enjoyed the otters Brad! They are pretty hard to resist~
Absolutely! They’re adorable. 🙂
They are so cute. I see them once in awhile walking on the causeway in my town. The causeway borders the sea but there is a big inlet. The otters can be quite comical.
So cute and like the way babies put their heads on their moms floating together. That is just so lovely cute.
Yes it would be.
Yes, they are so fun to watch and quite playful!
It is, they hug each other all the time!
Yes they are
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I love otters but who doesn’t?
Only a black heart could fail to love an otter!
Totally! How did you get the water so blue?
Enhanced it a bit to bring up the contrast otherwise the otters tended to look like brown mops!
Good one! Brown mops!
Oh, my goodness!! Thank you for this super dose of cute! I really need it. <3 It's so sad that they're still endangered. :-/ We humans can cause so much harm.
We certainly can, but the good news is they are doing much better now thanks to the incredible efforts of The Monterey Bay Aquarium and people who look out for them~ <3
They otter be very careful when floating around in the water. 🙂
Yes! These guys were floating close to land in a harbor. This is an advantage because if a shark were to go after an individual in the raft community, the others can escape to land. Otters can of course come to ground, sharks and orcas who prey on otters cannot do this.
Another one of those protective instincts they have to survive that God has blessed them with. 🙂
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Cindy were you floating in the water with them? 😛 These photos are so amazingly up close, I think they’re a great approximation to what it must be like to be hanging out with the otters! Thank you for this. So wonderful that we have the California coast!
The California coast is back to being full of so much of the wildlife that was absent much of my life due to the protective effects of The Marine Mammal Protection Act. Mammals that were hunted off the sea and shore are back on in numbers that I never saw in my childhood. I never saw an otter in the ocean as a kid even though I was born and raised by and on the sea and otters were native where I lived. Thank you Monterey Bay Aquarium for bringing them back to us!
Wonderful photos, Cindy. I love these guys! How long was your lens?
I used two cameras interchangeably with the otters, both Sony’s, the RX10 and the HX400. The RX is crisper with group shots and landscapes, so the groups were taken with this camera. The HX400 has 1200mm equivalent zoom and is better for all types of magnification, both macro and zoom. All the individual shots were taken at somewhere around 600mm zoom give or take.
I have a Canon bridge camera that I haven’t used for a few years. I’m going to pull it out again!
Look forward to seeing your results!
Such beautiful inquisitive animals.
xxx Massive Hugs Cindy xxx
Yes and they appear to kinda like people!
These are great captures
Ah, honored! Thank you & cheers to you~
My crazy animal loving son would love this .. Very cute pic and such hilirious notes 🙂
Well I hope you show these to your son. If he loves animals he is far less crazy than peope who don’t! 🙂 <3
gorgeous pics Cindy, such a beautiful and cute animal
They are all these things and more! I am so happy they are back on the California Coastline!
I would love a pond of otters, but my cat would lose his mind. They are so sweet, I think they are so much fun!
Oh too funny. I wonder what you kitty-kat would do with a raft of otters! My cat made friends with local skunks so anything is possible!
I have always loved otters! They have so much personality and sweetness, and are so much fun to watch. Great pictures, Cindy. Thank you!
Otters are wonderful and they are somewhat people friendly too which makes them even more endearing~
So cute! <3
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Highly intelligent and ever so cute too!
Yes! And curious too!
Love the title and the photos! Adorable! So sad they were hunted for their fur. Lets hope that stays illegal!
Amen to this! ( ･ὢ･ )
Fabulous images, Cindy, and your narrative is fun and interesting. Love these guys!
They are off the charts in CF (cuteness factor!)
You’re the best otter-spOtter, Cindy! ◦°˚\(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦
It was hard not to join them for an otterly refreshing dip! ( ･ὢ･ )
Good one, my friend! Awesome emoticon….d=(´▽｀)=b
I was appalled to discover there is no otter emoji! Power to the Otters! They need an emoji~
They always look so relaxed, I love it, no worries , just go with the flow. Great life.
They certainly do appear very relaxed. They snooze most of the time! ( ･ὢ･ )
That I love too! I might be an otter, I love snoozing too! 🙂
Awesome set of photos.
Merci beaucoup mon ami!
I am just imagining what wonderful political decisions would be made if politicians were required to make them whilst relaxing in the sea like otters. I am sure everyone would otterly benefit.
This is an otterly brilliant idea! ( ･ὢ･ )
Amazing beautiful post, Cindy 🙂
Ah, you are a sweet friend! ( ･ὢ･ )
amazing pictures Cindy
Honored! Thank you~
Oh! Thank you very much, Sue. Love this series. So beautiful.
So happy you enjoyed & cheers to you!
Lovely photos, Cindy. 🙂
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Great pictures and descriptions, Cindy. I enjoyed this.
I am so pleased you did and thank you! ( ･ὢ･ )
They always look sweet and cuddlly, but if you’ve read ‘Ring of Bright Water’ you’ll know they’re vicious little buggers. 🙂
I read it long ago and loved it. Their mating behavior is downright disturbing. Males can rip off females faces. Elephant seal mating is disturbing too. I timed my visit to see them so I wouldn’t have to witness it.
I love these pictures, Cindy. I would to float around like that all day! 😀
Yes! I would love it too! ( ･ὢ･ )
Otterly nice of you! ( ･ὢ･ )
I love otters and these are great shots. 🙂
I have a water ‘otter in my kitchen. I use it to make tea. 😀 (sorry about that)
This must be a Britishism that I am unfamiliar with I tried googling it to figure out what it means and I will refrain from saying what I found which I am sure is not what you meant, but I did learn something new! Laughing…. ( ･ὢ･ )
Not so much a Britishism as daft.
Water Hotter = Kettle. 😀 Don’t you wish you hadn’t bothered.
Lovely images .
Ah, very kind & appreciated!
How amazing to be able to spend time with these lovely creatures. I think we could all do with some furry and fun splashing around at the moment 🙂
Definitely we all could! ( ･ὢ･ )
Beautiful photos, Cindy. I love watching these guys. I think you nailed the conversations, too 🙂
I know it is rude to eavesdrop but I couldn’t stop myself!
So AD-OR-AB-LE 💕
You captured their sweet nature so well Cindy!
They are so much fun to watch. They move in unison like schools of fish! ( ･ὢ･ )
Wonderfully playful scenes. I suppose you know the joke about tarka dal which is just like any other dal, but a little ‘otter.
Tee hee hee! Perfect and I hadn’t heart it! ( ･ὢ･ )
We were in Morro Bay many years ago and I remember talking to a man on the docks and he was saying the otters were so troublesome – they gnawed the ropes and set the boats free…..often. LOL
Oh that is hilarious! I had no idea! They look so mellow! ( ･ὢ･ )
Aw, the life of a Sea Otter – Happy Floating! And Happy Day to you Cindy. 🙂
We all could use a few years of peaceful floating! ( ･ὢ･ )
These otters are adorable, Cindy. A floating cocktail party! 🙂 I can see why their colonies are called rafts.
Sea Lions do this too. You can see them clumped together out way out at sea sleeping, with their flippers sticking up like flags!
These are amazing. Big lens or did you get really close?
I used two cameras so a bit of both. The individual shots had more telephoto and the group shots much less.
Well, they are wonderful. I love sea otters.
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I would love to be an otter and just drift with the tides ❤
You and me both! It looked extremely peaceful! ( ･ὢ･ )
Just float on my back, nary a care… I’m in 🙂
That is exactly what I said when I first saw them! ( ･ὢ･ )
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Soooo coooool. Nay-cha. Absolutely amazing.
Nay-cha rocks! So happy you agree my friend~ ( ･ὢ･ )
What a gorgeous happy floating life! 🙂 <3 🙂 Lovely, lovely shots, Cindy!
Please let me quote Richard Bach and say:
You [Americans] are game-playing, fun-loving creatures; you are the otters of the universe.
Have a relaxing evening,
hugs from Norway from the four of us,
I love this sobriquet! I would love to be the otter of the universe as they do spend the bulk of their time doing my three favorite things, sleeping, eating and playing! ( ･ὢ･ ) Cheers to you Dina and thank you! <3
I’ll join you! 🙂
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Such cute critters. That must be a blast watching them 🙂
It is endlessly entertaining! They are super curious and quite funny~ ( ･ὢ･ )
They look so adorable Cindy, what a treat to witness them like this :o)
It was indeed, otterly wonderful! ( ･ὢ･ )
This is one of my favorite of your posts. Otters are my absolute favs among critters. I loved your bit of gossip. So much cuteness, how could anyone kill them for fur?
I remember reading ‘Islands of Blue Dolphins’ as a child. The otters were friendly and curious about people and swam up to meet them when they were met by the hunter’s clubs. Not a good reflection on our species and impossible for me to understand when you see them in the wild watching you! ( ･ὢ･ )
I enjoyed this momentary “time-out” playtime with the otters. 🙂 Also, thanks for connecting me again with Morro bay. I have some fond memories of being there. Aloha, Ka
I love the laid back vibe of Morro Bay. It reminds of The Amalfi Coast with a bigger bay and more wildlife! So pleased to trigger good memories! Aloha~ ( ･ὢ･ )
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Soooo much cuteness!
CFO! Cuteness factor overload! ( ･ὢ･ )
I remember the first time I read a book by Jane Goodall. I was 18. My greatest takeaway that has been with me through the years, was her belief that we could learn a great deal about humanity from listening and following our fellow creatures. “Only if we understand, will we care. Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help shall all be saved.” Jan Goodall. Hugs coming your way.
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Wonderful quote, Cindy. It applies to so much that is wrong with our world today. While I always like your posts, these last two were heartwarming. My little dog has a flatter but similar face (and head tilts to indicate interest and attention), so I respond to these pictures viscerally. The blogging community is fortunate that you are such a great photographer and are willing to take us along. THANKS!
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Sea otters always look beautifully fluffy, but I wonder if their coat is slightly greasy to keep water out, like sheep? I sooo want to one day visit them in their natural environment and float them float peacefully. <3
I swear observing them lowers blood pressure and corti-steroid levels, even more than watching Koi! Two good places to find them are Morro Bay and Monterey Bay.
Have to wonder how someone can be so adorable and then you see a whole lot of cuteness all in one place and it’s hard to imagine that they would be upset if we went into the water to give them hugs and kisses. LOL Just wonderful. So very sweet.
They are CCOF. Cuteness, cleverness, overload factor! ( ･ὢ･ )
I loved, loved these photos! I think otters are among the most amusing mammals – could watch them all day long! And yes, I think I could enjoy that life, just floating along, baby on top, thinking about dinner!
Floating, snoozing, eating, works real well for me too! ( ･ὢ･ )
We really otta be ottahs. Perhaps then we will understand what it is like to be hunted for no good reason but to look good. Awesome post Cindy – thanks for sharing these amazing visuals.
Exactly! The more species I see in the wild, the less I understand our species penchant for killing for fun. It makes us the least civilized of all the wild creatures~
What great photos. The otters are such lovely creatures. 🙂
They are otterly lovely! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Wonderful pics of such loveable creatures … I saw a documentary on them years ago, and particularly loved shots of them floating on their backs as in your pics, holding little stones in their little hands… there was probably a reason, but thirty years on, it escapes me… maybe I’ll Google ‘Why do otters…..”
They use stones to crack open mollusk shells! Smart little guys~ ( •̀ ω•́ )
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I am so sorry I missed this comment. It was in my wordpress spam filter. I am touched and honored by your kindness Vikas. Thank you sincerely!
Dear Cindy, Its ok, but really you are so kind and innocent. and the way you write I love that 🙂 good luck have a good day 🙂 Namastae!!
Namaste my friend~
Namaste ji !!
What a super fun post Cindy– these guys are adorable! I didn’t know you’d find such a big group of them together!! Happy travels!! are you still up the coast?? xox
So happy you enjoyed Rhonda. I was amazed to see so many otters so close. Quite wonderful really. We are home now, otherwise I would probably still be with the otters!! 😉
Hi Cindy– well, welcome home! thanks for taking your photos along the way for us… so lively and fun! xox
Have a wonderful weekend Rhonda! <3
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this … it was a much-needed reprieve and brought a smile to my face. 🙂
We need reprieves, smiles and awareness of the goodness that is around us in order to stay sane in insane times~ ( •̀ ω•́ )
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This is what I call ‘enjoying life’ 😀 Wish I were an otter for a while…
Yes. Exactly what I thought!
Good Morning Cindy, oh they are just precious.. love them..Happy Day!!
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beautiful, love them Cindy!!!
We need a little ( •̀ ω•́ ) magic these days! Be well my friend~
Cindy, thank you, I saw a program and it had a story on the otters, lovely to see your photos, I adore these sweet marauders of fishing boats ropes! LOL, I see that as payback we humans are still killing them.
Love n hugs
A blogger told me about the otters gnawing through boat tie ups. They are setting the boats free to float like they do! They can’t stand seeing them tied up, just like Amy Tan’s fisherman who was saving fish from drowning! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Pictures are great but the title is PERFECT too! 🙂
Ahhh, thank you, so glad you enjoyed!!! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Excellent photos wonderful captions. You must have a powerful camera.
Merci beaucoup mon ami! The otters actually were quite close and didn’t seem the least bit afraid of people which was remarkable~ ( •̀ ω•́ )
I LOVE otters … almost as much as I love owls! Beautiful photos, Cindy!
Otters & owls! I love them both too! ( •̀ ω•́ )
They are funny animals. what a live they have!
Floating, eating and sleeping works for me! ( •̀ ω•́ )
They are otterly so!! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Cindy, you are a wealth of knowledge and fun facts! This is a topic I never tire of. Great shots, BTW! 🙂
We need some ( •̀ ω•́ ) smiles! Hugs to you~ <3
They are comically endearing!
I think the sea going ones may be a little more laid back than your river ones! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Well that is just the cutest post. I love watching otters. One can’t help but smile.
We need smiles these days! Happy the ( •̀ ω•́ )’s brought you some!
I agree Cindy. Your post should be mandatory daily viewing. 🙂
I am so sorry I missed this comment. It was in my wordpress spam filter. You are very kind Sue and much appreciated!
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Truly a magical scene. Ah, to be perfectly content just to be with your family! Such snuggle bugs <3
I think wild animals often seem to have their priorities a bit more clear than us muddled humans often do. They also seem to be more playful. So happy you enjoyed them! ( •̀ ω•́ )
I completely agree and look forward to your fine photographs. 😍
Thank you, this is very kind of you~ <3
Cute… cute… cute… I love them 🙂
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What great pictures! I love otters, they are so cute and enjoy life with such a great expression! Thanks for sharing.
So many wild animals seem to enjoy life more consistently than humans often do. They play a lot! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Qué simpáticas y divertidas son las nutrias. Me recuerdan los documentales de Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente que se emitieron por TVE hace ya muchos años. Un abrazo, Cindy <3
Busque en Google Felix. Suena maravilloso! Él ama a los animales salvajes como nosotros. Vítores y abrazos para ti mi querido amiga~ <3
Sí. Félix fue un pionero en divulgar el amor por la naturaleza. Es una pena que falleció en 1980 de accidente cuando rodaba un documental en Alaska. Un abrazo, Cindy <3
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I love otters – and you took some fantastic pictures of them…
…and I think they are hard to photograph, because they are so quick.
They generally like to keep their distance too, so this was a very special treat! So happy you enjoyed them! ( •̀ ω•́ )
Yes. I did very much.
Makes me happy! Cheers to you my friend~ <3
How can one not smile when watching sea otters? 😀 !!!!
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I know the feeling…. spent many an hour floating in the ocean or in a pool in my younger days… very calming… more people should try it!
Ditto for me! Grew up by the ocean and was in it constantly~
Cindy, you have an incredible gift of photography and the ability to write the perfect caption. Love the gentle humour, love the posts, love your love of nature. Have a great weekend! xx
I love your kind and very thoughtful comment! Thank you so much & cheers to you!
Awesome! You must have a very nice long lens!
I do indeed, but these otters were quite close! Nice little models~
They are sweet!
Such adorable poses and love those fuzzy, furry baby seal bumps on their Mommy’s (and Daddy’s?!) bellies. Thank you for my catching up with my dear friend, Cindy’s blog! xo
You are a light and a joy my friend. Be well & cheers to you~ ( ･ὢ･ )
I’m awed by the sheer breadth of God’s variations on the theme of life on Planet. I’ve never really had a chance to look at and see Otters. Thank you. 🙂
Ah, I am just happy you appreciate them Robert and all the best to you my friend~ ( ･ὢ･ )
I’m coming back as a batchelor otter!
Tee hee hee. They just float off into Morro Bay whenever they feel like it. I watched them!
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The pictures are delightful. Sea otters are such fun animals.
They seem to have an excellent philosophy of life, eat, sleep, play! ( ･ὢ･ )
I am very pleased you like them and cheers to you!
Beautiful, Cindy! I have always really enjoyed watching both sea and river otters. They seem to know how to enjoy life…and we need to make sure they will be able to continue doing just that.
Exactly! Thank you & cheers to you~
What a delightful photo session that must have been for you, Cindy. Love your entire series of wildlife posts – grizzlies, seals, birds, and all!
Wild animals just rock my socks off. They can teach us so much when we watch them about how to live in the moment. So pleased you enjoyed & thank you~
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These photos are gorgeous, Cindy. I’m glad the population is coming back, though still not out of danger.
It is hard to imagine harming them. They are curious and weren’t trying to avoid me. They let me get close. I am glad you like them!
Amazing photos, what adorable animals, so cute.
They are just off the charts cute and they behavior makes them more so! <3
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I never knew that there was so many types of sea life in California. Very interesting post, Dinata.
Thank you! There are a lot of wild creatures left in California thank God. They are so much fun to seek and find!
Great shots, Cindy. I love those babies floating with their mothers! Their faces are so expressive.
They are so cute it is ridiculous and they are expressive which is why it is so easy to make up stories about them!
Who couldn’t love otters? They can imitate canoes and dining tables – all the time looking so cute.
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CFO! Cuteness factor overload~
Yes so cute
Humans ottah take a page from the otter’s book on how to live a happy life. They really otter !!! Hi Cuz. Whatcha up to these days? Sea Otters are among my favorite critters, and these pics of them are great ! 🙂
I think we otta listen to you cuz! Floating around, sleeping and eating definitely works for me. We pay to do this on vacation for heaven’s sake!
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I’m loving their lazy life. They look blissful 🙂
We pay to go on vacation to do what they are doing!
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Awww! Now they are adorable and cute 🙂 How laid back too! Good example for us to follow I would say 🙂
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Many of you know that I am very fond of otters and have seen otter-like critters in my neck of the woods. I blog about them regularly and consider them such a blessing. I have not been able to take a picture of any as of yet. I consider them to be part of my spirit animal circle. Cindy has done a bang-up job here, bringing otter-mania to all of their fans. Please enjoy these gorgeous photos, taken with such loving care.
I am squeaking with joy! They are the prettiest little critters. I saw them in the distance at Monterrey but your photographs are fantastic.
This was the first time I was able to get this close to them. It was a thrill and I am so glad you enjoy them as I do! Cheers to you Kerry~ <3
I never tire of watching or hearing the otters no matter the time of day. I could step out the back door of my office and here them at play just over the sand dunes. The otters were such a part of living in and around Monterey/Carmel.
Yes there are once again and it is wonderful isn’t it. One even ventured into San Diego Bay! These guys were all the way down in Moro Bay, quite a colony of them. Hope you and Tom are well Sheri. Sending you both my thoughts and prayers always~
So darn cute!
Their faces! They remind me of Mr Magoo!
One of my earleis memories was my parents taking me up to Montarey to see the Sea Otters.
That is so cool! Monterey is beautiful and what nice parents to take you there~
Such wonderful photo’s Cindy, Otters are just beautiful creatures.. I came via Linda’s reblog of this post.. Have a wonderful Day.. Sue 🙂
Linda is a wonderful friend and person who I am pleased to know so please thank her for me and thank you for stopping by with such thoughtful words! Cheers to you~
She is a beautiful spirit for sure Cindy and my pleasure, I see your face often among the many places I visit.. And landing upon your blog was a delight.. <3
So lovely of you to say and I am very pleased to meet you!
Likewise Cindy.. 🙂
Thank you for the like, Cindy. 🙂
I always like your posts, and you, Ranu! <3
They are! Glad you like them~
Thank you for the like Cindy. 🙂
What an awesome thing to experience.
I was completely thrilled because they basically were non-existent along the California coast during my lifetime until recently~
Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated Marko! Be well my friend~
Oh, Cindy!! Wonderful 🙂 I just love otters…we have one that makes impromptu visits every couple of months in the pond behind our home. If one of us sees him we all jump up and watch him frolic 🙂 Hope you are well <3
Oh how magical! I have only caught glimpses of river otters. They are so playful. Wonderful to have one visit you regularly!
He is a special treat, Cindy 🙂 Brings a smile to all!!
That’s some serious sun-bathing while relaxing. 🙂
They have distilled life down to it’s most important elements!
Thank you Cindy. 🙂
Yes we otta! So adorable 😊.
Oh, my daughter’s FAV…I must pass this along. So CUTE!
Hope it makes her smile!