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a mother otter and her cubs in the Shetland Islands
January 16, 2013

Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animal Pictures

In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen intently to the clicking of the photographer’s camera. The nose of the cub at right had a recent encounter with a crab. Adults don’t live as pairs, and males play no part in raising the young.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "The Sultans of Streams."

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Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James

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