Photo of the week

This photograph of an otter was captured under the Highway 101 bridge where it crosses the Minnesota River.

Valley News reader William Picka submitted this photo of an otter to the newspaper.

Picka called the image, “One side of the river or the otter.”

The Shakopee Valley News publishes the best photo from readers every week. To enter our contest, submit your photo with a caption by Friday each week to Please include the name of the photographer, where it was shot, and what kind of camera you used (if you wish).

The prize? Getting the photo printed in the paper and online. What could be better? So get snapping!