Among the most popular and endearing of Britain's wild creatures, otters inhabit not only the full length of the British and Irish coasts but also many river systems and lochs. Formerly hunted almost to extinction, they are one of conservation's great success stories.
In this book, Andy Howard opens their lives to us with a perfect combination of words and images: how they hunt, the beauty of their movement, fierce battles over territory, and how they raise their young. From the Scottish Highlands to Vancouver Island, Andy's stunning photography will amaze and enlighten.
Andy Howard s principal subjects are otters, mountain hares, red squirrels, and the birds of the Cairngorms. He contributes to many periodicals and other outlets and has a large following on social media and a popular website.
Gordon Buchanan is the popular presenter of many wildlife programs including The Polar Bear Family & Me, and Life in the Snow.
"This is a cracker of a book with some stunning photos. It really is the next best thing to seeing these wonderful animals in the wild."
– Iolo Williams
"In this glittering collection of intimate portraits, Andy Howard brings us closer to the lives of wild otters than any casual observer could ever hope for. His dedication to the task appears to have achieved the impossible, to enter the waves and the kelp so unobtrusively that he seems to have become an otter himself."
– Sir John Lister-Kaye OBE
– Gordon Buchanan