13 April 2010, United Kingdom
Action for British Mammals
design: Jason Godfrey / photograph: Paul Hobson
In Britain the Otter was on the verge of extinction about 30 years ago. After the harmful pesticides were regulated and rivers became cleaner, they are back. As they live far from towns and their activities start around sunset, we still don’t see them much.
This stamp is issued for the International Year of Biodiversity, one of a set which is featuring rather unfamiliar animals in Britain. Royal Mail is good on photographic stamps and this series is well executed, showing great details of whiskers and the stream of water.