The ferry terminals up here are some of the best places of all to get close encounters with Otters. These mammals are now so used to the ferries and cars, that they take little notice of people! This is of course as long as you stay in your car, and stay reasonably quiet!
This Otter was photographed on the way back home from a night shift, so it's still pretty dark, and the iso was set at 1600! This means the pics ain't of the highest quality, but I'm always happy just to see these beautiful creatures... and photos are just a bonus. This animal caught 2 Butterfish in a matter of 5 min, and was hunting only 20 feet or so from the small line of cars waiting to board the ferry! Not a bad commute to work eh?