While visiting the Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland I tracked a female eurasian otter and her cub along the coast of a loch for several days. For a most part it was hammering it down with rain with very poor gloomy lighting conditions. On the last day my luck was in as the clouds cleared revealing a glorious winter’s day. I sat and watched them for an hour or so before choosing to move into position. They settled in an area just off shore while fishing so this was opportune moment to slowly make my way to the shoreline.
I made my way close to the water’s edge only moving when they dived under the water so I wouldn’t be detected. I positioned myself behind a rock and to my amazement they came to shore just metres away from me. The mother didn’t hang around for long, she slipped back into the water and once again went off hunting for more food. In the meantime the young cub got comfortable and curled up on a rock for a little afternoon snooze. I didn’t want to move a single inch and disturb the sleeping beauty so I lay there as still as possible, despite a slowly rising tide gradually getting me wet and wetter. Everyone loves a sleeping animal and images like are perfect to display in a stylish bedroom.