Adorable Photos of Sea Otters Snuggling by Roman Golubenko

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Photographer Roman Golubenko captured these priceless shots of sea otters snuggling! Sea otters are a marine mammal native to the coasts of the northern and eastern North Pacific Ocean. These shots, taken in Alaska, show otters keeping warm as they go for a dip in the freezing cold. In one photo, a baby otter sleeps on its mother as they float on a surface of the lake which is surrounded by ice. (See first photo, below.)

These pictures were submitted to National Geographic’s Your Shot, and one photo of the sea otters (above) was published in National Geographic magazine. As he states, excitedly, “Dreams come true in a holiday season. I am little bit too old to believe in miracles… but my small picture of the otters was really published in Dec 2014 issue of National Geographic US, page 32. Many, many thanks to all my dear friends around the world for fantastic support of this picture. Sincere thanks to editors of NG for choosing this picture for publishing among the millions of great images.”seaotters02

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