14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
River Otter Family

A mother river otter leads her two pups out to sea, despite the rough surf. The pups were a bit more enthusiastic than their cautious mother - she kept a close eye out for danger as they headed to the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2016
Photo Location: Humboldt, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Adri Pendleton