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Otter standing BWT 15.4.2012 (2)

I have a confession to make and that is I feel as probably Esau felt when he sold his birthright to his brother Jacob.


I had said that I would not take any images of birds or animals in a comprising position yet my husband persuaded me that we should travelk to Surrey to the British Wildlife Centre and have a look around but take my camera just in case.


Well with huge reluctance I did and what you are about to see are images clicked at that site but I felt so uncomfortable as for me it was like shooting fish in a barrel.


There was no excitement of first locating the subject in the wild and the working out how bets to take a photograph no just stand and wait for an opportunity to try and take a shot that might prove interesting. I did my best despite the bitterly cold weather so unseasonal for mid April


I can see the attraction of the BWT for people who do not or cannot get out into the countryside to try for wild creatures and at the BWT they can actually see animals and birds that they may not see otherwise so there are benefits but not for me.


To me both animals and birds lack the lustre on fur and feather that their wild counterpart enjoy and while I am sure the keepers lavish love and attention on their charges there will always be something missing.


Well enough of all this patter here goes.


What I love about otters wild or in captivity is they curiosity and when they stand up they make great subjects.

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Taken on April 15, 2012