'Short clawed Asian Otter Study 1'
A short-clawed Asian otter with droplets streaming from its thick coat.
Oil pencil and acrylic on Hahnemuhle 300gsm watercolour paper
About the animal
Short-clawed Asian otters are classified as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.
I watched this fellow as it twisted and turned under water chasing its mate. This study was based on a brief moment as it slipped up onto the surrounding rock with water streaming from the waterproof hairs of its coat.