Marine Otters (Lontra felina)


Chiloe Island, CHILE





The smallest marine mammal in the world, the endangered Marine Otter (Lontra felina) is only found along the Pacific Coast of Chile and southern Peru. Almost exterminated by the fur trade, they are still under threat from hunting and habitat degradation. 

This collection of images, shot on Chiloe Island in Southern Chile, is a small part of the most intimate coverage ever made of this species.


mother and baby otter


Mother and baby in the surf


mother baby otter


Mother and pup


otter with octopus


An Octopus Mouthful




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