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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Sea Otter & Pup on the northern end of Vancouver Island

"Baby On Board" Sea Otters will stay with mom for about 6 months, nursing for the first 4 weeks before transitioning to solid foods. The bond between mom and pup are strong and she will defend her pup from aggressive males.

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Date Taken: 05.2018
Date Uploaded: 06.2018
Photo Location: Port Alice, British Columbia, Canada
Copyright: © Stuart Clark