Monday, 7 March 2011

Ambleside Otter

Just a few more from last week when I was in the right place at the right time. I enjoyed wonderful close up views of one of the otters which have been frequenting the pier at Waterhead Ambleside. This is the head of England's largest lake, Windermere and it is nice to know that otters are thriving here and elsewhere throughout the North of England . This particular family of otters have obviously not read the books as otters are supposed to be nocturnal and keep well away from man. These otters seem to revel in coming to see the people around the pier who are hoping for a sighting and they have delighted the lucky ones for whom they have put on a wonderful display.
Just how long they will continue to visit Ambleside Pier is not known so if any of my readers have the opportunity to visit this delightful part of The Lake District I would urge you to do so. As well as the otters there are some lovely walks around the head of the lake and you can always visit Ambleside with it's many interesting shops and various tourist attractions. So my final few images of the otter above show it underneath and around the pier at Waterhead . Also one or two views of the surrounding area.


  1. Just gorgeous little creatures! Love that glassy back as the water just skims over them. Thanks for sharing these too!

  2. Great photos and very fortunate to get such good views of an Otter. Great blog and duly followed.