"Seasons of the Otter"

"Seasons of the Otter" has been completed and released by Bob Landis and myself. If you have an interest in otters, Yellowstone, wildlife, or nature in general, you will find this a most satisfying film document.


Bob has captured some of the most intimate scenes of otters.  And they are all in the wild!  None of this photography has been done with controlled animals as is frequently done in nature films.

These wild creatures of Yellowstone are motivated entirely and exclusively by their own inner compulsions.  Well, the exception is when they are influenced by the acts of other animals.
Other animals such as coyotes, when they steal fish from the otters.  This turns out to be a contest that has gone on for eons, and you may be surprised to learn that coyotes, and some other creatures, can literally be dependent on otters in order to survive during the coldest months of winter.
Because otters can catch fish in Yellowstone Lake even in the winter, some other animals and birds can steal enough of the otter's catch to get them through some lean times.
We also have some remarkable footage shot deep down in Yellowstone Lake, where we see mysterious spires not previously known to exist on the Lake bottom.  There is geologic activity just beginning to be recognized and studied in Yellowstone Lake and the otters take us there for a fascinating look as part of this film.
This is a fun film...sometimes humorous.  A bald eagle boldly confronts an otter, seeming to demand that the otter hand over it’s fish!  A coyote catches an otter diving into a hole in the ice and pulls him out by the tail.  Otter pups play and slide on the ice in an explosively comic way.  Geese slide on new ice, expecting to land in water.
We hope you like it.
Dale Johnson