Otter Eye

Otter Eye

2018 | 22 minutes

Otters are like little ghosts travelling above and beneath the ice day or night between very special spots at lake outlets where upwelling warm water keeps ice from forming. Otter independence and apparent joy of living engage our imagination. Otters are spiritually powerful. Too wary to easily film even from blinds, we use extreme long lenses and camera traps as a creative tool to create sequences and an unobtrusive, intimate look at the world of otters and wolves even in the darkest Yukon November night. Camera trappers Kim Melton and Rene Rivard set motion-trigger "windows in the woods" with precision and intuition informed by years of observation and study.

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