Busy Otter

Busy Otter

Original acrylic painting depicting an Otter

Original acrylic painting on canvas size 40 x 30 cm
Acrylic on canvas. Background painted using an acrylic flow technique, with the Otter d in a traditional manner. One of my favorite paintings

My husband comes from Brora, the beautiful and stunning NE coast of Scotland. We have often sat and observed these lovely creatures, down wind of course, at the mouth of the River Brora. Whilst they are lithe and graceful in water, their gait seems clumsy and uncoordinated on land.

The elusive otter is one of our top predators in the UK, feeding mainly on fish (particularly eels and salmonids), water birds, amphibians and crustaceans. Otters have their cubs in underground burrows, known as holts. Excellent and lithe swimmers, the young are in the water by 10 weeks of age. Otters are well suited to a life on the water as they have webbed feet, dense fur to keep them warm, and can close their ears and nose when underwater. They require clean rivers, with an abundant source of food and plenty of vegetation to hide their secluded holts

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Guide price: 500.00 - Handmade

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