Singapore’s well-known city otters have delighted two British otter followers by photobombing their marriage proposal.
Jordan Doyle and Mary Lister had gone out otter-watching with a wildlife photographer when the animals appeared.
“I would had the ring with me for some time and Mary is a big fan of otters, so I believed to myself, proper, that is the time to suggest,” 28-year-old Mr Doyle informed the BBC.
A gaggle of otters then swam over to gatecrash the romantic second.
“After I requested them to pose for a photograph, the otters got here out of the water and approached the couple,” photographer Bernard Seah informed the BBC.
“I used to be like, oh my god, I can’t imagine this.”
The otters are a part of a bunch referred to as the Bishan 10, one in every of a number of otter households thriving in Singapore’s city areas.
They’ve featured in a number of information shops, a David Attenborough documentary and have entire Fb teams devoted to them.
Mr Doyle and his now fiancée Mary Lister are travelling world wide and had contacted Mr Seah, who regularly follows and photographs the otters, to see if he might assist them see them whereas they have been on the town.
On Tuesday, they met up with Mr Seah and a bunch of different native photographers, who then led them to the Marina Reservoir within the metropolis.
The couple broke away from the remainder of the group for some time and it was then that Mr Doyle determined to suggest.
“We did not handle to seize the second so I requested him to [kneel down and] suggest once more… Subsequent factor I knew the otters appeared,” mentioned Mr Seah.
Mr Doyle mentioned the otters have been there for “round three minutes” and have been “sniffing us so we needed to keep very nonetheless”.
In keeping with Mr Seah, it’s “not widespread” to have otters strategy human for extended intervals.
“I’ve seen otters strategy people however its by no means normally for a couple of minutes… it is by no means been this lengthy.”
Mr Doyle mentioned the picture could be one that can “go down in our photobooks”.
“I did not plan it and it turned out utterly particular.”