Otter & Seagull, Shetland Islands, Scotland


By Lauren Cooney »
Nikon D90 | Nikon AF-S 200-400mm f/4G ED VR @ 400mm | 1/1000sec | f/4 | 1600

While out on Shetland Islands tracking and photographing otters, we watched this young otter come in to shore with a crab and start eating. We were all surprised when the young gull flew in and snatched some of the crab from the otter. Very unusual behaviour, the gull was lucky the otter did not grab it. As you can see, the otter was not impressed. Thanks to Shetland Nature and our excellent guide Richard Shucksmith for the opportunity to witness and photograph this, without disturbing the otter.

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