Eurasian Otters, Shetland Islands

Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James

In the Shetland Islands a mother and two male cubs listen intently to the clicking of the photographer’s camera. The nose of the cub at right had a recent encounter with a crab. Adults don’t live as pairs, and males play no part in raising the young.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "The Sultans of Streams."