I had a great encounter with one of my local Otters a couple days ago - it frequently stood up on it's back legs and kept on coming very close to me - curious to the clicking of my camera perhaps. It came so close that I did wonder if it may walk over me as I lay on the rocks.
A very close encounter with another Otter this evening! Had to shoot at ISO1600 to get something near a decent shutter speed - still too slow for when the Otter was moving though. This one has got what looks like a bite to the nose..
Finally have some days off! Thick fog and very dull today, so have been editing photos all day and have uploaded a few new ones to the site, including a few from Mallorca.
Had a quick look for Otters after tea and found one in th ebay below the house - still too dull for any decent photos :-( maybe tomorrow will be a bit better!
Here's one from a very sunny Palma...
We are having a rather good summer this year - another bright and sunny day today - a little windy though. At least the wind is in a good direction for otters below the house!
Uploaded more images today of some recent encounters...
I had a report of a Basking Shark off the east end of Sumburgh airport this afternoon... I headed down immediately, but unfortunately I couldn't see it anywhere. How can I miss a 25 foot long Shark?!
Had to make do with a few Puffin photos, and I also took a few of an Otter on the way home. The Otter ones aren't worth uploading as the sun was against me, and also the wind, which made it too risky to try and get in to a better position. Better luck tomorrow maybe :)