The Secret Life of the Otter.


Forward by Gordon Buchanan.

198 Pages ~ Hard Back Cover ~ Signed by Author ~ Option for a Personal Message.

Lavishly illustrated with 100's of stunning images.

Chapters include:'Beginnings and Endings', Predictably Unpredictable, A Room of Ones Own, At the Intertidal Cafe, Mother Nature, The Sea Otters of Vancouver Island.

Other sections: 'Field-notes',  Coda: Close to Home, and Appendix: How to Photograph Otters.



*Please Note*

The next dispatch date for orders will be

13th December 23


Special Offer!


£24.99 plus P&P & FREE Photographic Print (choice of three) worth £15.00


Order a Signed book from this website and receive a FREE

20cm x 13.5cm professionally printed photograph worth £15.00.

Three images to choose from.


Print 1 - Cover Girl


Print 2 - Amongst The Seaweed


Print 3 - Family Portrait


Perfect for framing to put on your wall, or to give away to the nature lover in your life.


Amongst the most popular and endearing of Britain’s wild creatures, otters inhabit not only the full length of the British and Irish coasts but also many river systems and lochs. Formerly hunted almost to extinction, they are one of conservation’s great success stories. In this essential book, Andy Howard opens their lives to us with a perfect combination of words and images: how they hunt, the beauty of their movement, the terrible violence over genetic inheritance, and how they raise their young.

Andy Howard is one of Britain’s leading wildlife photographers, specialising in the animals and birds of the mountains and coast. For many years, both his work and his preferences have taken him to the most remote areas of Cairngorms National Park. His first book, The Secret Life of the Mountain Hare, published in 2018, was an immediate success, his second The Secret Life of the Cairngorms was an instant hit and sold out with months of publication. He contributes to many periodicals and websites, as well as television programmes such as The One Show, Countryfile and Landward. He lives near Inverness with his wife, Lyndsey.



‘In this glittering collection of intimate portraits, Andy Howard brings us closer to the lives of wild otters than any casual observer could ever hope for.  His dedication to the task appears to have achieved the impossible, to enter the waves and the kelp so unobtrusively that he seems to have become an otter himself.’

Sir John Lister-Kaye OBE

Naturalist and author.  


This is a cracker of a book with some stunning photos. It really is the next best thing to seeing these wonderful animals in the wild.’ 

Iolo Williams.



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The Secret Life of the Otter is published by the lovely people at Sandstone Press