the last week of september is sea otter awareness week. where most marine mammals rely on a layer of insulating blubber to keep warm in the water, sea otters make use of their thick fur coat. in fact, their fur is so thick and soft that for centuries humans have hunted the animal. by 1929, they had been virtually eradicated from alaska to california, and while sea otter populations are making a remarkable comeback in british columbia, they remain an endangered species today.
photos by tom and pat leeson (peekaboo otter), veronica craft (vogue otter), hal beral (sleepy eyes otter), brian maxwell (cuddling albino otter), jeff foot (super excited screaming otter), matt maran (shouting otter), joe robertson (holding hands otters) and suzi eszterhas (happy otter)
"Groovin on a Sunday Afternoon…"
If I had a bucket list, this place would be on it!