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As an artist I love painting wildlife, but you can’t beat just watching wildlife and being immersed in nature. I’m lucky, in that I live within a couple of miles of one of the best places I know to do just that; The Welsh Wildlife Centre here in Cilgerran,

I’ve seen otters in the wild twice in my lifetime, despite having lived in the countryside most of my life. Once was on a gravel pit near New Biggin by the Sea, in the north of England, and the second time was yesterday ( 27/08/2015 ) at the wildlife centre.

These otter photographs and video were taken from the Kingfisher hide, which is one of the wooden hides along the old Cardi Bach railway line that once ran from Cardigan to Cilgerran, and onto Whitland. The kingfisher pool is fed from the river Teifi. Otters on the Teifi and in the Teifi valley are making a comeback after decades of historical persecution.

Both photographs and video were taken with a Cannon HS50 SX – Enjoy!

Otter photograph

Otter at the Kingfisher hide pool.

Welsh Otter photograph

He/she looked straight at me, but didn’t seemed to mind my presence.

Otter at The Welsh Wildlife Centre

My adrenaline was pumping as the Otter came very close to the hide.

Otter swimming across a lake.

He/she caught an Eel, it’s hard to make out but you can just see it here.

Turn your speakers up, and click HD for the best quality!

Happy painting, and wildlife watching.

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Otter Photographs and Video, Welsh Wildlife Centre