Taken 3-Jan-13
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Keywords:California, Morro Bay, Zenfolio, award, coast, sea otter, wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions2412 x 1608
Original file size1.82 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken3-Jan-13 12:34
Date modified6-Jun-15 20:16
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length300 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/350 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1/2 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Sea Otter Eating Kelp

Sea Otter Eating Kelp

Morro Bay, California

Returning from Southern California along Route 1, I stopped at Morro Bay, one of my favorite photogenic spots along the coast. It was a beautifully sunny and warm January day, and a family of sea otters was sunbathing, napping, and playing a few yards from shore. A number of them had wrapped themselves in kelp apparently to anchor themselves as they napped. Occasionally one would wake up and start snacking on their blanket. I had not seen this behavior before.