Have you ever seen...
All photographs © Nina Nixon
An otter in the wild?
I never have and that's not for the want of trying. Honestly the stories my children could tell you about the walks we take them on in search of a rare sighting of an animal or bird.
Kingfisher - nope / Otter - nope!
So we decided during the Summer to take the kids to a wildlife park. Now I have to say this is not my kind of grand day out - I absolutely hate them! I spend most of my time in tears and despairing (quite loudly) at how life should just not be locked up.
But even I can understand that to protect (some) animals certain needs are must.
Though why they had to perform (for want of a better description) tricks before they were fed did leave me feeling somewhat appalled and pissed off. Sorry - angry just didn't feel like a fitting word. Is there a reason for this or is it just suppose to be a crowd pleaser?
We saw our otters and I have to say I was absolutely captivated - they are amazing, beautiful, graceful creatures and I will never tire of searching them out....in their natural habitat.