Enrique Aguirre Captures Picture Of An Otter Holding A Video Camera

Posted Feb 22, 2009

Enrique Aguirre, a wildlife enthusiast and photographer vists the Monterey Bay about once a month to take pictures of herons, seals, and sea otters.  Only in this case, he found that an otter wanted to film him this time.  Aguirre, was on Capt. Yohn Gideon’s Elkhorn Slough Safari boat with a few other photographers, but he was the only one that captured this otter holding a video camera.

“I was like, did I actually see an otter with a video camera or was I hallucinating?” stated Aguirre.  Aguirre has been photographing animals all over the world for over a decade, but he said that the otter aiming a camcorder was the craziest thing he’s seen an animal do.

“I know I can go down there another million times and I will never see another otter with a video camera,” stated Aguirre. “I think I have more chance of a penguin coming up to me and actually speaking English.”

[via Santa Cruz Sentinel]