…morning light is magic…

California Wrap Sea Otter Style

One of the cool behaviors that we observed at Morro Bay was the Sea Otters wrapping themselves in seaweed to keep them from floating away while they slept.  This one was almost totally wrapped up.

I  lived in the Los Angeles area for a couple of years back in the late 80’s but wasn’t into wildlife photography in the film days, which was a shame.  Jumped at the opportunity to go back to California to take photos of these awesome critters.

Taken with Canon 7D and Canon 500mm F4 IS II with 1.4x III teleconverter, handheld

1/250 sec @ F10, ISO 400, evaluative metering, +1 exposure compensation, 700mm

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4 responses

  1. Some people pay big money to get a seaweed wrap in a spa.

    May 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    • …and I had to pay for a trip to California to see it. Just depends on how you want to spend your money. I’d rather pay to see someone else wrapped up in it but that’s just me.

      May 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

  2. Real unusual capture. Didn’t know they could sleep in this manner. I like it.

    May 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    • Thanks David. I hadn’t heard of that behavior until I saw it. Most were just wrapped up a little but this one went for the full monty, so to speak.

      May 14, 2013 at 6:29 pm

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