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Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) off Target Rock 03 June 2012 | by mikebaird
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Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) off Target Rock 03 June 2012

Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) off Target Rock, adjacent to Morro Rock, in the harbor channel, in Morro Bay, CA, 03 June 2012. Part of a raft of nine adult otters, rafting, while anchored in the kelp during a moderate ebb, almost slack, tide.

 

Photo © 2012 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon 5D Mark III with Canon 600mm f/4 telephoto lens, without a Circular Polarizer filter (which I usually use on water scenes, but today was overcast with a soft-box-like sky), on a GZGT5540LS Gitzo tripod with Wimberley Head II with leveling base, IS off. External 600EX-RT flash with between 0 to +1.67 ev flash compensation, with better beamer and flash set at max, 200mm, on an extended bracket. Intentionally over-exposed +1.33 ev, with Exposure Compensation. See EXIF for other photo-specific settings.

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Keywords: Sea Otter,Enhydra lutris,mammal

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Taken on June 3, 2012