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Baby otter takes a nap.

March 10, 2010
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It’s an image of utter, unconditional trust.

This baby sea otter has so much faith in its mother’s ability to keep him safe that it is taking a nap curled on her stomach as she swims across an Alaskan bay.
The pup kept its fur dry as it dozed away blissfully under the watchful eye of its parent, who was lying on her back.


Photographer Steven Kazlowski, 40, snapped the otters drifting across Saw Mill Bay, in Prince William Sound, off the south coast of Alaska.

The sound has more than 3,000 miles of shoreline and is home to around 70,000 sea otters.

Steven, from Seattle, United States, said he had to wait for almost eight hours before he got the snaps of the otters.

He said: ‘I had watched this area for several days and I found a rock which I thought would make a great place to watch the otters from.

‘I had been hiding there for about eight hours one day when I saw the otter with its baby drift by.


This is the way to live life: The baby was sound asleep in the sun

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