• Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D4S
  • Taken: 11 December, 2014 16:45
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 3200
  • Shutter speed: 1/640 s

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon at Amazon Research and Conservation Center (ARCC) I visited this oxbow lake where a tiny family of giant otters have managed to raise 3 young to the stage where they are weaned and have become quite the nuisance as they still want food for free.

The young otter is making all kinds of loud vocalizations, to no avail as you can see by the adult’s gesture.

Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
Here the young one seems to have resigned, but you can tell it’s not happy it’s not able to get a free meal any more.

Appeared on the Daily Telegraph Pictures of the day: 5 February 2015 .