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Giant River Otter Watching the Watchers

Giant River Otter Watching the Watchers

When I am on a photo trip I am very intent on finding my subject and photographing it. I am a tourist and sometimes learn later just what, exactly, was actually happening. I did not realize when I was taking this picture that this otter's stance could signal stress and warning. Otters aggressively defend their territory. A later experience with two otters makes me wonder if this individual was on guard. Brazilians are rightfully proud of their efforts towards conservation. It is my hope that generations coming up, all over the world, will bring forth new environmentalists.

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From Overview Pantanal and Atlantic Rainforest Gallery