Southern Sea Otters and River Otters on the California Coast
Southern sea otter and river otter photos from the California coast — Moss Landing, Monterey, Morro Bay, and San Francisco Bay Area
ETHICAL WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY: As a rule, my images are shot from a respectful distance with a telephoto lens. My aim is to minimize disturbance as much as possible, and put the well-being of the animal above the acquisition of any photo. You can read my full field ethics statement here. All of these images were photographed from the shore, paying attention to signs of stress in the otters. I’ve become more educated on these issues over the years, and appreciate the wealth of information provided by Sea Otter Savvy on this subject.