sea otter

A discriminating eye can identify photos of sea otters that feature natural, undisturbed behaviors. Photo credit Gena Bentall Taken from shore, from 60 meters away, with 300mm zoom. Naps disturbed = 0.

Sea Otter Awareness Week Quiz

The best sea otter picture is one where the sea otters aren’t looking at the camera because they don’t even know you’re there. The photographer who captured this shot stayed quiet and kept far enough away from the otters so they could carry on resting, as they need to do to stay healthy.

How to Watch Sea Otters in Morro Bay (Without The Sea Otters Watching You!)

You can make a difference by following ethical wildlife photography practices and scrutinizing wildlife photos carefully for signs of disturbance. Photo by Gena Bentall.

Be Sea Otter Savvy: A New Perspective on Sea Otter Photography

Exploring Abundance and Balance in the Morro Bay Estuary with Sea Otters, Whale Falls, and Bait Balls

Adult sea otter eats a purple urchin.

Be Sea Otter Savvy 3: More Than Just a Pretty Face

The best sea otter picture is one where the sea otters aren’t looking at the camera because they don’t even know you’re there. The photographer who captured this shot stayed quiet and kept far enough away from the otters so they could carry on resting, as they need to do to stay healthy.

Be Sea Otter Savvy 2: Guidelines for Observing Sea Otters Safely

Gena Bentall drives a boat during a sea otter study.

Meet Sea Otter Savvy

A mother sea otter and her pup float on Morro Bay above a seagrass bed.

How much do you know about Morro Bay’s sea otters?

Be Sea-Otter Aware in Morro Bay

A mother sea otter and her pup float on Morro Bay above a seagrass bed.

Morro Bay Sea Otter | Morro Bay National Estuary Program