Southern Marine Otter, Lontra felina, Chiloé Island, Chile


Southern Marine Otter, photo © Rodrigo Tapia, Far South Expeditions

Floating on its back on a calm, sunny day in Chiloé Island, Chile’s Lake District, a Southern Marine Otter, Lontra felina manipulates a Kelp Crab it just caught in order to crack it open and eat it. One of the three South American otters, it can be found in the coasts of the Pacific from Chimbote in Peru to Cape Horn in Chile.