Recent Wildlife Sightings: Giant River Otter on the Amazon

September 24, 2009
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Guests on our September 18 Amazon river tour have already spotted some rarities this week during their daily excursions, including a Hawk Eagle and River Otters! Everyone at the home office hope the lucky folks aboard La Amatista have more extraordinary sightings.

Giant River Otter Facts: This South American River Otter is the world's largest - up to six feet long - and only lives in the rivers and creeks of the Amazon, Orinoco and La Plata river systems. 


This was a giant river otter

This was a giant river otter in the wild. The photo was taken in Peru's Pacaya-Samiria Reserve by IE's Amazon tour Expedition Leader Jorge.

Great pic of a river otter!

Great pic of a river otter! Was this in the wild or a controlled situation? I've dedicated years to capturing Amazon wildlife on camera (see my website), and never got a shot like this, even thought the otters are relatively unafraid.