Sea otters and other wildlife

I mentioned in the other thread that I rented a 400mm f2.8 lens last weekend to shoot wild sea otters in action.  This lens is claimed to be one of the finest canon lenses, and I wholeheartedly agree.  It's hefty, long, big and about 8.5 lbs.  I don't know how I managed to get it AND a tripod on a small crowded boat, maneuvered through other passengers with cameras to get my shot, and handheld it half of the time, but I did it!  These are some of my favorite shots:


Me and the boat captain, you can really see the size of this monster:


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ARRRRGH, the clam was bleeding!


sea otter eating clam


Sea Lions:


Sea Lions, Elkhorn Slough (Moss Landing, CA)


Brown Pelican:


Brown Pelican


I think he was burping--


Brown Pelicans


 


A bunch of sea otters:


 


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Water looks amazing-


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Posted on December 1, 2011 at 5:01 am
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CA2MT4EveR
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GORGEOUS shots!


And yes, that lens is as big as you :)

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 5:51 am
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Well done you! They're such good photos
Posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:26 am
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WOW...these look absolutely amazing!!  LOL, that thing is freaking huge!!

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm
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Great shots!
Posted on December 2, 2011 at 3:52 am
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wow those are gorgeous shots!

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm
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wow!! amazing shots!!

Posted on December 5, 2011 at 4:45 am
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Beautiful images indeed


-Tammy

Posted on December 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm
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Those pictures are FANTASTIC! That lens is intense!

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm

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