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Fluidity – Day 90 of 365

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  • Lisa P sinclair 2 months ago

    The melting ice was great by itself and the sweet otter was frosting on the cake!

  • Sus Baumtrog 2 months ago

    This is among my favorites (which are many). I HAD to press the replay button several times. The very sight of the otter makes me smile and smile some more. Thanks!

  • Thank you

  • Patricia Lynch Goebel

    Thank you Jim- these always make my day!

  • Mary Miller

    Ho! Ho! At first I thought you were visiting Alaska, Mr Brandenburg. I thought that was an awfully small fish for a seal to catch :)

  • Barb Borden 2 months ago

    Wow – this was great! Love it!

  • John Kennedy

    It takes a lover of nature, willing to be uncomfortable to live in it, to know this spot, this timing,this gift to grateful thousands who won’t walk in the same steps but do relish this view….thank you, Jim.

  • Becky 2 months ago

    Moves like a silky slinky!! Beautiful~

  • carol 2 months ago

    thank you for sharing your world with us

  • portelli.therese@yahoo.fr 1 year ago

    magnifique ……tres beau

  • Virgil Madison 1 year ago

    Thanks Jim, that’s nature at it’s best! It’s so much fun to watch otters.

  • My first Spirit Animal!…long before I understood what it meant to have one! I was 8 or 9 when I read «An Otter’s Story» by Emil E. Liers, and I knew I must be of the Otter Clan! This was the first book that had a profound effect on me…planting a seed of love of the natural world that has informed—and even saved—my life…all my life. Tonight, decades later, in looking this book up to see if it’s still in print, I learn that Liers was a Minnesota naturalist!!!…and my heart is welling up! I became a Minnesotan almost forty years ago…and have most enjoyed my intimate encounters with Otter whilst camping UpNorth! Suddenly there is a new Old Connection with my first Spirit Animal! Was it Otter Clan that called me North!?

    With deepest gratitude for my parents and first grade teacher who taught me to read; my Great Aunt and my Dad who taught me to love it; for Emil E. Liers and the Otters that told him their story; and for Jim Brandenberg who, every day, rekindles my sense of Oneness with the beauty I have seen, and the beauty he has shown me.

    This is my third Season following Nature365, and I’m astounded how many of these daily communions with nature come round to me now each day like an Old Friend. First thing in the morning is like a swift kiss at the door…and then, come evening, I can sit in the quite of the moment and be more deeply embraced.

    Thank you, Jim.

    • Thank you Marby, what kind words you shared about what the otter means to you. I often don’t see comments and rarely respond because I don’t do a lot of FB interaction but yours was pointed out to me. In an interview by Audubon magazine I was once asked if I could be an animal which would it be? Most people would think it would be the wolf, but I chose the otter for many reasons. Of all the animals I’ve observed they appear to exist and flow in their environment with such a naturalness and ease that they seem to enjoy life and play more than other animals. Animal behaviorists say the most intelligent animals need more play. I made this short movie sequence of the otter next to my home by the BWCAW on Uncle Judds Creek. It didn’t know I was there as they are quite shy and difficult to film because they are unfortunately trapped in this area. I also read a book about otters many years ago called “Ring of Bright Water.” It also had a big effect on me. A movie was also made of the true story that was set on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. Maybe you know of this story. I hope you have a wonderful and nature filled Spring! Jim

  • Thanks for making me smile everyday!

  • Sharon Mick McAuley 1 year ago

    The fluid movement of otters is amazing to watch, and the sounds of the water are like nothing else I know–so rhythmic and melodic.

  • Great shot! I love otters! Thanks for sharing!

  • Just love otters

  • Just love otters

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