Shetland otters


Beautiful images of Shetland otters. Otters in Shetland are charismatic loveable animals, full of character and interesting behaviour. Shetland has the highest density of otters in Europe and is probably one of the best studied populations in the UK. This helps to make Shetland one of the best places in Europe to see otters.

Richard Shucksmith

Richard's favourite place is Shetland's coast, for it has a wide variety of habitats, species and dramatic seascapes. He studied marine biology and marine ecology which has allowed Richard to develop an understanding of this dynamic environment. His photography has enabled him to visually communicate this passion and understanding of Shetland's wonderful coastal life in particular Shetland otters. Richard’s work has been widely published in magazines, journals, books, newspapers, advertising agencies around the world and has won many awards for his work. In 2011 Richard was overall winner in British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA), as well as winning the animal behaviour category in 2014.