Rise swallow the wind: Haiku Prompt Challenge

rise swallow the wind
rapid plunge trailed by bubbles
joyful rays of sun

Haiku Prompt Challenge – Plunge & Rapid

Wet and Wild Otters Haiku: LAPC

Wet and wild otters
Grateful for their liquid world
Tread into its depths

Otter in shallow water, Bend, Oregon 2016

Gliding silently
Steering with slender rudders
In a search for bliss

Otter swimming in shallow water, Bend, Oregon 2016
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Rainy view of otters: Pull up a seat challenge

Log bench shaded by tree at High Desert Museum, Bend Oregon October 2019

I had a rainy view of otters from this log bench shaded by a red-leaved tree. The otters at the High Desert Museum seem to have fun no matter what the weather is.

Rainy view of otters at High Desert Museum, Bend Oregon October 2019

Pull up a seat challenge

Cooling Otters: Lens-Artists Photo Challenge

Three guys cooling their jets

When it’s as hot as it’s been (102 degrees here yesterday!) I wish I could do a little cooling off by being an otter. Here are three cooling otters in motion.

Three Otters Cooling at the High Desert Museum, Bend, Oregon 19March2018

They always look like they’re having so much fun.

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Shadow Otter

Shadow Otter 31Aug2015A strange and almost surreal photo that has rays of light, wave shadows, and reflections of floating leaves. Can you find the shadow otter swimming in the background?

Weekly Photo Challenge – Shadow

Otter Joy: Weekly Photo Challenge

Otter joy. North American River Otter 24Sept2016
North American river otter, Lontra canadensis

River otters are very well adapted to their water environment. When you watch them you can’t help but smile and think they look like they are living a joyful life. Here is one showing its otter joy by giving a big smile for the camera.

To learn more about otters, visit my post You Otter Know.

Weekly Photo Challenge – H20

The North American river otter: You otter know

North American River Otter
North American River Otter

The High Desert Museum introduced a new North American river otter, Lontra canadensis,  into the otter display last summer. Rogue, the Museum’s 4-year old otter, was anxious to meet the new addition. After a short period of adjustment, they became the best of friends. Here’s a bit more about river otters:

Range of the North American river otter:

The North American River Otter ranges throughout most of North America including parts of Canada, the Pacific Northwest, the Atlantic states, and the Gulf of Mexico.

Two otters
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