Mammals - Michael Benard

Please enjoy these amphibian and reptile photos by Mike Benard.  You can use the links below to navigate between different galleries.  If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email:


Surfer with Sea Otter

Surfer with Sea Otter

This Sea Otter was seen floating past a group of three surfers around sunrise off Santa Cruz's East Cliff (near the hook) in the Monterey Bay.

NOTE: These photos were taken from a distance, with high ISO and cropped, so the resolution is not as high as many of the other photos in my galleries. Please contact me ( if you have any question about these photos.

Southern Sea OtterSea OtterEnhydra lutris nereisEnhydra lutrisEnhydraMustelidaeCarnivoraMarine MammalMammalOceanPredatorMonterey BayPacific OceanPacificCaliforniaSanta Cruz