21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Sea Otter Communication

This adult otter with sea drenched fur popped up out of the water and displayed his teeth and whiskers as if to strike a pose.Late in the afternoon,the water took on an ethereal quality with soft reflections and patterns.It created an interesting background for the curious looking otter.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Avila Beach, California, United States of America
Copyright: © Wayne Angeloty