River Otter Family Portrait
Buffalo National River is now very low, as low as in anyone's memory as a consequence of the 50 year drought. A pooled up river makes locating wildlife much easier. This otter family was feeding in a very large pool, and lucky for me, came together unexpectedly for a family portrait. This might be a lifetime shot of river otter.
River Otters Buffalo National River
After seeing no elk, I was treated to 3 juvenile river otters while hiking the Buffalo National River back to my car. It is always good to see them, and always very hard to get a decent photo -- they are in constant motion.
Flying Trumpeters at the Boxley Mill Pond