Amazing pictures show female otter and her cubs enjoying Water of Leith

Stuart Maxwell captured the images this morning.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 6:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 6:44 pm
Otters on the bank. Pic: Stuart Maxwell.

Pictures showing a female otter and her cubs enjoying the Water of Leith have been shared online.

Stuart Maxwell posted the photographs on Tuesday morning of the animals close to the Water of Leith Conservation Trust and Visitor Centre, in the south-west of the city.

Many have been posting messages of admiration for the pictures on twitter.

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The otter and her cubs. Pic: Stuart Maxwell

Eleanor Hurley said: "Fantastic sighting and photos."

Graham Checkley wrote: "Outstanding photos."

A pair of otters were also photographed swimming in the Water of Leith under a bridge in the Dean Village in June last year.

Otters perch above the water. Pic: Stuart Maxwell
Pic: Stuart Maxwell