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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Sustainable Travel
Otters in the Elkhorn Slough

Southern Sea Otters are an endangered population. They are also a keystone species, not only in the Elkhorn Slough, but in the Monterey Bay ecosystem. We were in the area to film a documentary short about these incredible animals and how they help keep the bay and the slough healthy despite continuing threats from pollution, disease and environmental change.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Moss Landing, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7000
Copyright: © Douglas Croft