For several years we've had wild otters using the local waterways, and over those years I've spent hundreds of hours of early mornings and evenings at the water's edge, photographing, watching and learning their habits and characters.
It was certainly interesting to have documented key aspects of the lives of many of our local otters. From cubs taking one of their first swims, to becoming proficient hunters, then dispersing to new territories. Kinship (the general family dynamics) of the otter was fascinating to try and understand, and with some surprises as the 'modern otter' busted a few old myths.
None of these photos were obtained through baiting or any form of influencing their natural behaviour, a practice which I am fully against as it always leads to human conflict.