Friday, December 11, 2009
These are some of the best otter photos I've been able to capture.
Normally they move so fast that I'm lucky to get a bit of tail in the
frame. One winter I set up a camera on a trail where I'd found otter
slides. I got a series of blank photos on a snowy night, but each
subsequent frame had a new otter slide right across the photo. Remote
cameras take 2-3 seconds to wake up, focus, and take the picture. So
you either need to move the camera back so to capture the entire area an
animal might move through in that time, or you need to find a location
where the animal slows down or pauses.