(A two month old otter pup gives a love bite to its caring mom)
Sometimes it’s magical. Nature just enfolds visual delights constantly, and if you are lucky and talented you can capture one of these special moments.
What a great day I had last Thursday, at that special place for Sea Otters: Moss Landing and Elkhorn Slough. My photography friends and I were greeted with a nice sunny day, an unusual occurrence of late with the winter storms that have been coming into the West Coast in waves.
Viewpoint is a critical component, getting low and down into the sea otter’s visual world makes a big difference in the final image.
Luck, talent, and patience too, especially patience to wait for the right moment, goes into creating a provocative image.
Even more than these attributes; it is about having a special spiritual feeling for a place or the animal you are photographing. It’s really all about love!