I love that so many of my Facebook friends are great photographers. Some of them capture the coolest Hudson Valley scenes and others get the best Hudson Valley wildlife shots. Joseph Licari always gets great photos, but his wildlife photos are especially cool.

The other day, Joseph saw an otter enjoying himself in a Dutchess County pond, and he ended up with some really cute pictures. Everybody on Facebook seemed to be enjoying the pictures, so I asked Joseph if I could put together a picture gallery. He was kind enough to let me share them with you.

Hudson Valley Otter Makes Big Splash on Facebook

A Day in the Life of an Otter

Thanks for sharing Joseph! I love when we can kick off the weekend with a smile, and that otter just did the job. I hope we enjoy the weekend as much as that otter enjoyed his day.

Remember When These Sad Buildings Were Hudson Valley Hot Spots?

These Hudson Valley Spots Used to Be Hopping

One of the Best Views in Ulster County, Hands Down

Photos from the Giant Kaleidoscope in Mount Tremper

Hudson Valley Towns Allowing the Sale of Marijuana

The following towns have voted to allow the sale of marijuana. This list is complete as of December 23, 2021. Municipalities have until 12/31 to finalize their decisions.