After many many hours at various locations along the river Wye, in the forest of Dean and in darkest Wales, I was finally rewarded with about 60 seconds of Otter just before it got dark. I am not complaining, it was absolutely magical.
I have seen Otters several times in the past but this was the first time since moving to Gloucestershire. This otter is a Welsh otter…. nothing wrong with that.
The otter then appeared on the far side of the lake where I was sat, freezing my nuts off in a sort of open hide… if that makes any sense. It had two sides and was open on the sides away from the lake, some of you will know where I was from that description. I had to use ISO 16,000 as it was so dark and I was using a 400 mm zoom lens. Thus the photo quality is not 100%.