Each year I take trip up the coast of California from San Diego to Morro Bay to photograph the California sea otters. The bay is located next to a system of estuaries, which helped to create a sand barrier around the inlet of the bay. This natural structure serves as a break, keeping the waters in the bay calm and protected. This year, for the first time, we rented a tiny canoe to get closer to the sea otters (but at a safe distance) and get a lower perspective to the water. We found a raft of female sea otters and three pups calmly floating in the middle of the bay, napping and cleaning after their breakfast. As we floated by, I managed to get a few photos (and not fall in the water). It was amazing being around such adorable creatures!
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