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A slightly worried asian short clawed otter pup before he attempts to get over the gap, followed by his 3 siblings (he fell in!)

Taken a the cotswold wildlife park

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:iconhecklinghyena:
This is such an adorable picture. So innocent and he's soooo fluffy!!! I rarely see otters not wet (which apparently didn't last long on this guy since he fell in).

I love the detail, I've never noticed otters feet before until this photo. I knew they were webbed but never actually saw that. It's not a detail normally captured ex in photos.

I like that the little guy is facing you for the picture. He has a great expression too, he most definitely is worried about the gap. Almost "are you kidding I'm first?" Which apparently was a valid worry.

I like the focus and the depth of field. I wish you could see his siblings a little more but I'm not sure this photo would have the same effect with all of them in it together. There's something catching about him on the rock alone with his siblings bustling behind him.

Very awesome job, not an animal that is captured too often. Lovely photo, very cute.
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puppydogbonz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
It's adorable! :aww: I love otters.
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
=) they are very sweet
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Mystiecub Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! This photo has earned :star:Photo of the Week:star: status in AnimalPics4Critique 's Weekly Feature #25!

I chose this photo for PotW mostly for the same reasons HecklingHyena pointed out in her critique. The timing in this is just perfect, and I especially love the colors present. Great job!

Best of luck with the contest! :)
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm so glad you enjoyed the shot and am honoured that you'd choose it as your photo of the week =)
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harmonyluvr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just adorable
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe yeah beaby otters are so cute
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful photo in featured in my journal :  momotte2.deviantart.com/journa… :sun:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks so much for the feature! (and appologies for the lateness of my reply...)
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just-a-lonely-girl Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Such a cute baby!! Otters are so beautiful, and the babies are so lovely <3
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
they certainly are! I never get tired of seeing them =)
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Azaroe Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Could I use this in a manip?
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, I'm glad you like this shot but unfortunatly I don't allow people to use my photos for manips anymore, this gallery contains no stock images. All my photographs are copyrighted and may not be altered and re-posted in any format.

Sorry to be like this, but I used to allow people to do manips and I had a lot of problems with improper and inappropriate use of my work, and so I just don't allow it anymore. Thanks for understanding =)
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MariaMjolnir Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
So cute *________*
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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NicoFroehberg Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Otters are the greatest animals in the world! great photo! :)
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much! I love otters too
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Denneris Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Featured here [link] :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much! Glad you liked the shot =)
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Denneris Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
it is absolutely gorgeous :aww:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
So cute, and a great shot! :w00t:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much!
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AnimationChik Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Dude... Chris Sanders likes your photograph LOL <3
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
what seriously?!

wow, I'm a HUGE fan of his design work and films, I can't beleive it AGH awesome! Thanks so much for point it out to me :aww:
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AnimationChik Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
SERIOUSLY MAN!
I was lurking Sander's profile and saw a cute HD picture of this otter and decided to click on it.
I just thought I'd let you know.
This guy is like a celebrity to me!
He wrote and directed Lilo and Stitch and he VOICES Stitch and he dirtied How to Train Your Dragon!!!
Check his profile if you haven't already haha!
Congrats man!!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks, I would not have noticed if you had not said! And I am a huge fan of his work, I love stitch and toothless, and their respective movies :love:
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Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Writer
Hello! Your wonderful photography has been featured on my Sunday Selects!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much! glad you liked the shot so much =)
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Oilux Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Writer
Well I mean who wouldn't with such cute baby otters.
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. You were right.

You had a TON more! :D
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe there are still more to come, but after the reaction to this shot I am trying to work out a watermark that I don't hate to put on my shots >.< shame but oh well
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh well. What are you gonna do? :D
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohmiguurd :iconmegustaplz: he's soo cuuuuute

his face is like "But Momma, I don't wants to."
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yes, I'm glad I caught the expression!
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RainbowStr8ghtJacket Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm glad you did too
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ksavvyx3 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So stinkin cute! :D I love his worried expression, great shot. :)
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much =)
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moonbabe1989 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! Precious! Poor little guy fell in afterwards? lol, well it's all about learning, I suppose. I really like the expression you caught, it's almost like he's saying, "Are YOU ready for this jump? Well, I'm not >:[ *grump grump*" Lol so cute! :+favlove:
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe thanks!
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mcengineer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Amazing picture as a work of art...and my kids appreciate the awwww! factor...great job!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much =) glad they liked it!
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bmfbmf Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
OMGOSH Thats so Cute!!!!!!!!!!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much =)
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babyLittleModoll Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
is soooooooo lovely!!!!!!!!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks very much =)
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Syzygi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG so cute!! I love their little uh...paws? feet? HumO.o Adorable, nonetheless!
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe yes paws is correct, they are webbed though and therefore look a little strange!
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Syzygi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha yay I was right!:D Strange maybe, but strange means cute in my world:D
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jennyfeare Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute
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Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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i-am-a-retro-lass Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so incredibly awesome, to have been there to witness that! great photograph. xx
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