Here is a picture by Oliver Thompson, from Swansea, who is also aged 8.
Alicia Nicholds from Dudley, aged 11, sent us this poem:
In the sea I suddenly spot, a miniature brown dot.
When I lean forward and squint, my head says take the hint.
It is brown furry and in the
sea, its an Otter I see before me!
The creature's head turns and at me he looks, so in my hand I check in my books.
By the photos and colours in front of me, finding him is easy.
He is a Sea Otter!
Then the Otter dove into the deep blue ocean,
everything was calm and silent absolutely no commotion.
The lights in a nearby boat went dim,
The man stepped out of the cabin and walked along the pier.
He saw me and said hello my name is Tim.
I replied and said have a good day, then he walked away.
When I turned back the Otter had emerged.
A clam he held in his hand.
I watched him from the land.
swam over to Tim's boat and hit the clam on it.
I saw the shell crack a little bit.
He hit it again, success with this one.
He ate the insides and then he was gone.
from New Delhi in India is 15 and he sent us this email:
Here's a poem I wrote for nature....Hope u like the poem...the poem I wrote is very near to my heart....I love otters such a cute, innocent animal killed
for greed by us. Hope IOSF works more for saving otters help their number increase on planet earth.
There is a pleasure in the pathless
There is a rapture on the lonely shores;
There is society, where none intrudes;
deep sea, and music in its roar:
I love not humans the less, but Nature more......
Thank you Varun, that is beautiful and we will certainly
keep working to help otters. It is great to see you are so passionate about otters and nature.