southern sea otter mother, Enhydra lutris nereis, with 48 day old pup at Moss Landing, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, California, USA, Pacific Ocean As the pup gets older and bigger, the otter mother allows the baby to be in the water next to her as she holds him close instead of always on her chest.


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Southern Sea Otter | Enhydra lutris nereis

southern sea otter mother, Enhydra lutris nereis, with 48 day old pup at Moss Landing, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Monterey, California, USA, Pacific Ocean As the pup gets older and bigger, the otter mother allows the baby to be in the water next to her as she holds him close instead of always on her chest.
Credit to: Jane Smith / BluePlanetArchive.com

Image dimensions: 5400x3600