Otter at Sutro Baths ruins captured in photos and video
A river otter made an appearance at the ruins of Sutro Baths Wednesday morning, and a local photographer was there to capture it in pictures and video.
David Cruz lives nearby, and he headed down to the ruins at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, he said in an email to the Ocean Beach Bulletin. As he approached the flooded remains of one of the Sutro Baths pools, he spotted the otter relaxing in the sunshine on one of the foundation walls. It curled up in the vegetation at the edge of the water, rolled around on the wall near a great blue heron and seemed at ease in the remains of what once was one of San Francisco’s busiest attractions.
Cruz, who often photographs wildlife in Golden Gate Park and at Ocean Beach, said that he’s never seen an otter there before. Cruz did have a 300-millimeter zoom lens with him, but the walls of the ruins provided him with some cover to creep closer to the otter.
Check out more photos and a video of the Sutro Baths otter (all photos and video by David Cruz):
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