Otterj is an intriguing photographer whose art records the high jinks of his playful daily life.
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45 Playful Photos of Otters in Their Natural Habitat

Josh Olsen / Otterj

There’s nothing cuter than an otter in the wild.

Otterj is an intriguing photographer whose art records the high jinks of his playful daily life. Otterj finds inspiration from the hairy, bearded, slender gay male stereotype known as an otter.

For those of you who are new to gay slang, an otter is somewhere between a twink and a bear. They often have a medium build and are hairy. Otters come in all ages with all varieties of facial hair. They sometimes manscape their bodies, but usually, leave at least a little hair scattered about.

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The subjects of his photographs are shameless show-offs who seem to be searching for their place a gay culture. Otterj works mainly with the LGBTQ party producer Honcho, whose avant-garde queer aesthetic fits seamlessly with Otterj’s style. In addition to shooting many Honcho parties, Otterj has hosted parties in Denver.

His photography has been featured in several magazines and has been exhibited by several galleries in the United States. You can see more of his work at Otterj.com and purchase merchandise. For now, scroll through 25 of our favorite shots by otter hunter Otterj.

 

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All images © Copyright Josh Olsen / Otterj. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter.

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