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Behind the scenes photostory: filming otters in Shetland

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Jeremy Torrance web producer Jeremy Torrance web producer | 12:26 UK time, Thursday, 7 October 2010

Guest blogger: Autumnwatch producer Richard Taylor-Jones is in Shetland with Charlie Hamilton James in search of otter cubs . He sent back these photos of their trip so far. You can see the team's films on tonight's Autumnwatch, 8.30pm on BBC Two.

View of Shetland

It's was stunning Shetland day on day four of the team's eight-week journey around the UK.

Charlie Hamilton James

It was a long day with the otters and a big curry.

View of Shetland

Day 5. No sun today, but time to edit like crazy so no filming anyway. Although Charlie might snorkel with otters!

Editing for Autumnwatch

Editing in the sitting room at our B&B.

Filming in Orkney

The hotel here is a bit draughty.

Charlie Hamilton James recording a voice over

Charlie hamilton james Recording voice over in my bedroom.

A satellite dish being put together

The satellite dish getting put together for the live link to...

Filming on Shetland

...to BBC Breakfast. Now to get ready for tonight's show.

Guest presenter Charlie Hamilton James is an expert on filming otters. You can see if Charlie's been successful filming otter cubs on Thursday night's Autumnwatch. And if you'd like to ask him a question about the species or about his other passion - kingfishers - please post one here. He'll answer the best on Unsprung.

For more on how the remote team have coped on their small island this past week check out production coordinator Ellie Williams' recent update.

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