I found out online about some wild Otters living on Windermere when I lived in France. When I was over visiting family one Christmas I hired a Nikon 200-400 to do some wildlife photography. It was a fantastic lens, quite slow and damn heavy, but did give me the chance to get close to some smaller wildlife. I spent hours down on the jetty and the Otters would appear from underneath it. This shot is one taken when I was leaning right over the side of the jetty and waiting for this cub to pop his curious head up. I had a fraction of a second, but managed to grab this shot. At the same time, another photographer who I got to know took a photograph of me at almost this exact same moment from the land – it makes for a fun pair of images!
I converted this to B&W as I think that works well and makes you feel like you’re looking into the soul of this otter cub through his eyes with no distractions.